Right-hander Orlando Lind ran his consecutive scoreless innings to 22 1/3 and Ben Morrow gave up one hit in the final three innings to lead the Prince William Pirates to a 6-0 victory over Winston-Salem last night before approximately 300 Carolina League fans in Woodbridge.
Lind (5-3) rationed four hits and struck out eight over six innings. He lowered his earned run average to 0.94 and shut out the Spirits for the second time this season.
Morrow earned his first save, striking out five.
"He's in total control and command of his pitches," Pirates Manager Ed Ott said of Lind, whom he had planned to limit to six innings because he pitched in relief Monday night.
"My opinion is that he could pitch higher (level) than this. If someone injures or falters higher up, he stands a chance to move," Ott said.
Prince William first scored in the third inning on a balk by Spirits pitcher Steve Maye (2-1) with Reggie Barringer on third.
The Pirates built the margin to 2-0 in the fourth.
Brian Jones reached base on an error by Maye and moved to third on Burk Goldthorn's single. Lance Belen's sacrifice fly brought Jones home.
In the sixth, Prince William's Mike Stevens got an infield single and, on a bad throw by third baseman Luis Cruz, advanced to second. Barringer doubled over right fielder Dave Martinez, who was playing shallow, to make the score 3-0.
The Pirates added to their lead in the seventh on RBI singles by Jones, Goldthorn and Belen. Those runs were charged to reliever John Cox.