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The Tides jumped out to an early lead with a solo shot by Lew Ford (2) in the first inning and would threaten again with three hits but were held scoreless in the second inning by PawSox starter Justin Germano (5-3) who would get Xavier Avery to fly out to center field for the third out, stranding three on base. The PawSox put runners in scoring position in the second but the inning would end on a double play ball. Norfolk got on the board again with a homerun by Jai Miller (7) in the fourth inning but PawSox Mauro Gomez would lead off the with a double (13) off the wall and later score on Hassan's fly ball to right, giving them their first run of the night.
With no one out in the bottom of the sixth, Che-Hsuan Lin who singled to right, moved to second on a throwing error by Luis Exposito on a pickoff attempt. With a walk by Lars Anderson, Mauro Gomez tied the game at two with a ground- rule double (14) to left, scoring Che-Hsuan Lin. The PawSox would add one more with a sacrifice fly to center by Alex Hassan, scoring Lars Anderson and taking the lead 3-2. Gomez, Lin, and Kroeger finished with two hits and Hassan contributed two RBIs (23)in the game.
Starter Justin Germano (5-3 ) picks up the win with seven innings pitched and only allowing two runs on seven hits. Clayton Mortensen (3-2) would grab his second save of the season in an inning and one batter while striking out three. Tides starter Brad Bergesen (2-3) will take the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings of work.
Tides lose 3-2
Baysox lose 9-5
The Baysox dropped their second straight game to the Aeros on Wednesday afternoon by a score of 9-5. After falling behind 5-0, the Baysox rallied in the sixth inning. With two runners on, Travis Adair hit his first home run of the season to cut the lead to two. Then with two outs and two more runners on, Zelous Wheeler hit a single that scored Manny Machado and on the play Caleb Joseph also scored on an error to tie up the game. The Aeros took the lead for good in the seventh when Adam Abraham hit an RBI single to score Chun Chen. They would add three more runs in the bottom of the eighth. Abraham knocked in two more runs with a two-run double and then Chun Chen scored on a fielders choice to extend the lead to four runs. Bryan Price got the win throwing 2.1 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with one strikeout and one walk. Cole McCurry gave up the go-ahead run in the seventh and got his seventh loss of the season.
Keys lose 7-6
Multiple times the Keys came to the brink of knotting their contest with Winston-Salem only to fall short. In a thrilling Wednesday evening duel at BB&T Ballpark the Keys were left wondering what could have been after a 7-6 defeat.
Frederick left the tying runner at third base in each of the last three innings.
The Keys led early getting three consecutive two-out hits to grab the lead at 1-0 in the first inning. In the second frame it was SS Garabez Rosa doubling home a second run. Up 2-1 in the third inning the Keys struck again. C Justin Dalles hit his first home run of the season, a line drive blast over the wall in left field.
But the power of the Dash would answer. Winston-Salem tied the game with a Brady Shoemaker 2-run home run in the third inning and then grabbed the lead in the fifth. CF Trayce Thompson hit a tape measure three-run home run to left field to put Winston-Salem on top 6-3.
As they did a night ago the Keys would battle back. After a dropped fly ball allowed a run to score in the sixth inning, the Keys got another back in the seventh. 3B Ty Kelly, who has a whopping ten hits in the series, singled and then scored on a rocketed triple to the right-center field alley way off of the bat of 1B Aaron Baker. Down 6-5 with a runner at third base and one out the Keys could not get Baker home.
An inning later it was Dalles who doubled to lead off the frame. After a sac bunt from 2B Bobby Stevens moved the runner to third base, the Dash slipped out of another jam.
Winston-Salem added a critical insurance run in the eighth inning as RF Michael Early singled and with two down got around to third base on an errant pickoff throw from RHP Clay Schrader. A wild pitch would plate Earley who scored on a bang-bang play at the plate.
The Keys down 7-5 were not done yet. RF Jeremy Nowak singled past a sliding infielder into right field to lead off the ninth inning. Kelly then doubled to left field moving Nowak to third base. But after a shallow fly-out, a groudball scored a run but left Kelly at third base representing the tying run. A swinging strikeout would end the game leaving the Keys wondering what could have been.
Frederick finishes its series in Winston-Salem Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. with coverage beginning 20-minutes prior on 1450-AM The Source and wthu.org. (Adam Pohl)
Shorebirds lose 3-2 Delmonico with two hits including a double.
The Delmarva Shorebirds (21-31) scored a run in the eighth inning and had the tying run aboard in the ninth, but fell 3-2 to the Hickory Crawdads on Wednesday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Brian Roberts went 0-for-3 on Wednesday in his final scheduled rehab start with the Shorebirds.
The Shorebirds scored first in the fourth inning. Brenden Webb drew a walk. Then, a groundout by Wynston Sawyer advanced Webb to second. With one out, Webb stole third base and scored on a sacrifice fly to left-center by Gabriel Lino.
The Crawdads answered with a run in the sixth inning on a single to left field by Luis Sardinas to score Rougned Odor. Odor reached third on a stolen base and throwing error by Lino.
Shorebirds starter Zach Davies departed during the sixth inning. He allowed one run on four hits in 5.2 innings.
The Crawdads took the lead in the eighth inning with two runs. Odor doubled and reached third on a wild pitch. Sardinas hit a tapper down the first baseline to plate Odor. Sardinas reached third as the throw from reliever Devin Jones sailed wide of first. Then, Chris Grayson hit a chopper towards third to score Sardinas.
The Shorebirds cut into the 3-1 deficit in the eighth inning. Glynn Davis doubled down the left field line and Nicky Delmonico followed with a lined double that one hopped the right field wall to trim the gap to 3-2.
In the ninth inning, Gabriel Lino singled through the left field side of the infield to start the inning. Then, Hickory reliever Arlett Mavare struck out the final three hitters of the game.
Kevin Matthews earned the win over two innings. He allowed three hits and one run. Devin Jones was pinned with the loss over two innings. He allowed two hits and two runs. (Bret Lasky)
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