Randy Brown hurled a one-hitter to lift the Lynchburg Mets to their third straight Carolina League victory, 5-1, over the Alexandria Mariners last night at Four-Mile Run Park.
Brown allowed Tito Nanni a line single to left with one out in the first inning after the Mariners had grabbed a 1-3 lead. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander from Sanford, Fla., did not allow more than one batter to reach base in any inning after that, retiring 16 batters on ground balls.
He walked six and struck out two in raising his record to 3-1.
Charlie Warren's bases-loaded single off Alexandria starter Rick Minnick (2-3) put Lynchburg ahead, 2-1, in the fifth inning. The Mets added an unearned run in that inning and a pair of tainted scores in the sixth for a 5-1 lead as the Mariners committed three of their five errors in that span.
Chuck Lindsay, leading off in the first, stole the Mariners' only run. He walked, then ran on the pitch as Carlos Matamoras laid down a sacrifice bunt. Lindsay raced to third on the bunt and scored when first baseman Don Troyan threw in the dirt past third baseman Jeff (Goose) Gossett.