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Dylan Bundy and the Baysox win 4-2
Tyler Wilson Great, Keys fall 1-0
The Frederick Keys got a stellar start from Tyler Wilson but saw their playoff hopes take a blow as they fell 1-0 to Salem in the series opener at Lewis-Gale Field. In five innings the Keys pushed a runner into scoring position but not once could they push them home.
The night belonged to Wilson (7-7) who picked up the tough luck loss. After allowing consecutive doubles to bring home the game’s lone run with two down in the first inning, Wilson went to work. He retired 17 consecutive batters until a one-out Brandon Jacobs seventh inning double. Jacobs would steal third but Wilson stayed sharp striking out the final two batters of the inning to keep it 1-0.
Wilson struck out ten batters without walking one. In his last two starts he has fanned 22 hitters in 15 innings without walking one. It was his third double-digit strikeout game of the season as a Key.
Frederick though could not bring in the equalizer. From the fourth inning on only once did Frederick not have a runner in scoring position. The Keys went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
The Keys loss hurt all the more as Wilmington, who the Keys trail in the division, came from behind to defeat Myrtle Beach 6-5. The Keys trail Wilmington by two games with six to play. The Blue Rocks only have five games remaining. Potomac also defeated Carolina to move within a game of Frederick and just three back of Wilmington.
Shorebirds fall 4-0
The Delmarva Shorebirds (22-41) managed just five hits as the Lakewood BlueClaws (32-31) took game one of the series 4-0 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Tuesday night. The Shorebirds have dropped four games in a row.
Lakewood struck first in the second inning on a solo home run to left field by Josh Ludy, his first career home run.
Lakewood added two runs in the fifth inning to grab a 3-0 lead. Aaron Altherr hit a lead off double and scored on a Maikel Franco single. Willie Carmona singled home Franco later in the inning.
Shorebirds starter Zach Davies lasted 4.1 innings. He yielded six hits and three runs.
Lakewood starter Colin Kleven earned the win over 7.1 innings pitched. He allowed five hits and no runs.
The Shorebirds managed just one hit over the final four innings.
Eric Wooten entered for Zach Davies in the fifth inning and went the next 3.2 innings. He allowed four hits and one run with five strikeouts.
The BlueClaws tallied their final run in the seventh on a single by Brock Stassi.
Gene Escat pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Shorebirds.
Ironbirds lose 6-3
After three scoreless innings, the Cyclones struck first when 1B Jayce Boyd smacked his second home run of the series to deep center field. Birds held the Cyclones to a single run and exited the fourth inning, 1-0. Another single by the Cylcones in the fifth sustained the Cyclones lead. After six scoreless frames, the IronBirds rallied back in the sixth inning to steal the lead at, 3-2. Cyclones tied up the game in the seventh inning. The Cyclones broke the tie in the top of the eleventh inning and secured the win.
RHP Branden Kline (0-0, 7.50) started for the Ironbirds on Tuesday night. Kline is a native of Frederick, MD and was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round (65th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft. Kline exited Tuesday night’s game after three innings with 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB and 3K. Luis Cessa (4-4, 2.50) took the mound for the Cylcones.
RF Maikis De La Cruz smacked a tripled off LHP Cameron Coffey, Cyclones put another run on the board in the top of the fifth when CF Brandon Nimmo grabbed an RBI doubled and allowed De La Cruz to score.
An RBI double by CF Anthony Vega in the bottom of the sixth gave the Birds their first run of the game and put two runners in scoring position for the Birds. Shortly after, DH Torsten Boss launched a fly ball to right field and scored his fourth triple of the season bringing LF Will Howard and CF Anthony Vega to home plate and grabbing the lead for the IronBirds, 3-2.
Cyclones tied the game in the top of seventh after a sacrifice fly by 3B Dimas Ponce brought 2B Jeff Reynolds to home plate.
In the top of the eleventh inning the Cyclones broke the tie and plated three runs bringing the final score to 6-3.
Tuesday nights win went to RHP Matthew Bowman (2-2) and the tough loss was assigned to LHP Bennett Perry (0-3). LHP John Mincone grabbed the save for the Cylcones.
Millersville, Maryland native, LHP Josh Hader in his third appearance with the Birds pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and has yet to allow a run in three innings with the IronBirds.
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