KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Daniel Mateo’s two-run homer in the second inning gave the Down East Wood Ducks offense some early momentum on the way to a 4-1 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Thursday at Grainger Stadium.

Mateo’s home run helped the Wood Ducks recover after Charleston took a 1-0 lead with the help of a Down East error in the first inning.

Down East added two more runs in the sixth inning. Cameron Cauley scored on a Maximo Acosta single, and Ian Moller hit a sacrifice fly that scored Marcus Smith.

Down East starter Robby Ahlstrom struck out four and allowed six hits and one run. Jose Corniell pitched three hitless innings for the save.

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