FREDERICK, MD., JULY 6 -- Tim Costo, the Cleveland Indians' No. 1 draft pick from Iowa, had three RBI and scored the winning run in the 10th inning to help Kinston to an 8-7 come-from-behind Carolina League victory, ending the Frederick Keys' two-game winning streak before 6,601 fans tonight at Harry Grove Stadium.
Garland Kiser (4-1) entered the game in the seventh and pitched three innings with Greg Ferlenda working the 10th for his 18th save. David Riddle (1-2) was the loser.
Trailing by 7-2 entering the eighth, Kinston scored five runs. With one out, Ken Romas (.340) doubled, and Lindsay Foster and Jesse Levis walked to chase Chuck Ricci.
Costo greated Rich Slomkowski with a double to left and Marc Tepper followed with a homer over the right-center field wall to knot the score.
"We weren't playing well all week and had a little pep talk on the bench," said Costo. "I had been struggling since I first got here. It has been an big adjustment, switching from aluminum to wooden bats."
Frederick (7-8) got two hits to take a 2-0 lead in the first. Tim Holland's infield out and Tyrone Kingwood's single drove in the runs.
Kinston tied at 2-2 in the second.