Beyond the Scoreboard: Tourists claim first win of the season

(Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

The Asheville Tourists won their first game of the season in dramatic fashion.

The Tourists snapped a four-game losing streak by scoring one run in the ninth inning and two in the 10th to hold off Kannapolis 7-6.

Ramon Marcelino had four hits – including three doubles – and four RBIs, while Chad Spanberger added three hits and a trio of RBIs for the Asheville offense.

Marcelino had a two-run double in the 10th after extra innings began with the new minor-league rule placing a runner on second with no outs.

Spanberger, who hit a home run in the sixth, also drove in a run in the seventh and another in the ninth inning.

Kannapolis (3-2) scored a run in the 10th and had the bases loaded in the 10th before Asheville reliever Lucas Gilbreath got the final out on a ground ball.

After games in Kannapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Tourists (1-4) get back to McCormick Field on Thursday for the home opener. It is the first Thirsty Thursday of the season.

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