KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — After a rain delay pushed first pitch back an hour, the Down East Wood Ducks defeated the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 4-2 on Thursday at Grainger Stadium.

The Wood Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, scoring one on a throwing error and another on Daniel Mateo’s RBI groundout.

Kannapolis’s D.J. Gladney responded with a solo homer in the fourth inning.

Jose Rodriguez made it 3-1 Wood Ducks with an RBI double in the sixth, and Alejandro Osuna followed that up with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1.

The Cannon Ballers put together a last-minute rally in the ninth inning, but Samil Polanco’s RBI single was the only run they managed to score.

Rodriguez led Down East with two hits and an RBI.

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