The Redskins also turned in some defensive gems, including a 1-6-3 double play in the second inning, and two runners caught stealing.
Offensively is where Hurricane struggled, getting just one hit. In fact, the hosts best chances to score came in the fifth and sixth innings when Kinker hit the leadoff batter. In the fifth, Austin Hensley was caught looking and Zach Pate and Trey Dawson flew out.
In the sixth, Alex Dunham was hit by a pitch and stole second, but Riley Metz hit into a fielder's choice on an attempted bunt to eliminate the lead runner. Tate Brock lined out and Connor Adams was caught looking.
In the seventh, Pate led off with Hurricane's second hit, but Dawson struck out, Alex Dunham popped out to first base and Metz struck out swinging.
"We had one inning with a runner on second and no outs and we didn't get a bunt down, we didn't move him up and didn't get the big hit," Hurricane Coach Brian Sutphin said.
Kinker struck out 11 Hurricane batters, including four that ended innings. His seven shutout innings dropped his earned run average from 2.30 to 2.04. Kinker averaged 1.02 strikeouts per inning entering the game.
Hurricane averaged just 3.8 strikeouts per game.
"I thought Kinker threw the ball really well," Sutphin said. "We didn't have many chances, but we had a couple. They had one crack with runners in scoring position and they got a hit to fall and we didn't."
He hit four batters, putting himself into jams that he had to battle out of.
"Last year I pegged 20 kids," Kinker said. "It's nothing new to me. I know there's a runner on first base and they're going to try to get him over to second. I just have to keep pounding the zone. They had two bunt opportunities and one was right back to me, so I threw it to third and got the out. The other one, the kid struck out.
"They were hugging the plate, so I was working in. I hit four of them, but it doesn't really matter now. We got the win and it was a great win."
Contact Assistant Sports Editor Rich Stevens at richstev...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4837.