Prince William's Mauricio Zazueta tripled to center field as the Cannons scored twice in the sixth inning to key a 5-2 victory over the Kinston Indians last night in front of 1,220 at Prince William County Stadium.
The Cannons broke a 2-all tie in the sixth when Chris Cole (1-3) walked J.T. Snow and Sherman Obando. Enrique Hernandez's grounder forced Snow at third. But Jason Bridges singled to right to score Obando and advance Hernandez to third. Bridges was thrown out trying for second.
Zazueta then hit a ball to center, scoring Hernandez to make it 4-2. Dave Howell homered with two outs in the seventh for the final score.
Gerald Nielsen (5-6) pitched six innings, giving up five hits and striking out four to earn the victory.
Mike Gardella, the winner Sunday night, struck out the only two batters he faced to get the save.
Kinston went to work early on Nielsen, getting two hits and a run in the first.
Rouglas Odor led off with a bunt single. Lindsey Foster hit into a force. Fabio Gomez struck out before Tim Costo's hit to left field eluded Obando for a two-base error, and allowed Costo to reach third.
Prince William responded with a two-out, two-run rally in the first to take the lead. Snow walked and Obando, batting .251, smacked a homer over the left field wall to make it 2-1. The Cannons followed with two singles, but Cole squelched the rally.
The Indians got two outs in the second, with Rick Falkner's homer over the right field wall tying the game at 2.