Alexandria snapped an eight-game losing streak last night, beating Kinston, 5-1, at Four Mile Run Park.

Duke pitcher Tim Norris limited the Eagles to four hits and his teammates pounded three Kinston pitchers for 10 hits.

Norris struck out five, walked two and allowed only one hit over the final five innings to improve his record to 2-5.

Alexandria scored one run in five different innings, starting in the first when Carlos Matamoror reached second on a throwing error by Kinston shortstop Fred Manriques. With one out, Mark Johnson grounded to first and Matamoros scored.

In the second, Ron Russell walked and went to second on a ground out. Russ Brett then singled in the first of his two runs to give the Dukes a 2-0 lead.

Kinston scored its only run in the fourth on a double by Brian Milner, a ground out by Phillip Lansford and Benjamin Perez's sacrifice fly to center.

The Dukes got their third run in the bottom of the fourth when Bob Boyce singled and advanced to third on Jerry Neufang's infield hit. Jeff Rudolph's single scored Boyce.

Norris, who threw 86 pitches in the game, kept the Eagles off the basepaths as the Dukes improved their record to 14-20.