ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 5, 2018) – The Asheville Tourists put up eight runs in the second inning tonight en route to an 11-6 win over the Rome Braves in a South Atlantic League matchup at McCormick Field.
Asheville starter Nick Kennedy benefited from the offensive outburst and earned his first win of the year. Kennedy is up from the Short-Season A Boise Hawks this season and was drafted by the Tourists’ parent, the Colorado Rockies, in the fifth round in 2017 out of the University of Texas.
The lefthander struck out eight Braves in six complete innings of work, while allowing nine hits and five runs. At the plate, Tourists’ righfielder Sean Bouchard went 3-for-5 with four RBIs to pace the home team.
The two teams face each other in the second game of a three-game set on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. (photos / copyright Tom Flynn)