Carolina League Capsule – 8/9: Dash Waste Tyler Danish Start, Late Rally Gives Blue Rocks Win
Wilmington 3, Frederick 1
The Blue Rocks and Keys each scored a first inning run and then watched their pitchers mow down the opposing hitters for the next five innings. Finally Wilmington would break the tie in the top of the seventh inning when Frederick removed starter Sebastian Vader for Matt Hobgood. With one out Daniel Rockett singled to center, and after advancing on a wild pitch, he reached third on a single to rightfield by Fred Ford. Logan Davis then beat out a perfect bunt that scored Rockett. One out later Raul Mondesi singled to center, scoring Ford, and the Blue Rocks had a lead they would not relinquish. Aroni Nina (3-1) got the win with 2.1 innings of one hit ball, and Kyle Batsch recorded his third save of the season. Hobgood (3-4) took the loss. With the win Wilmington improved its lead over Frederick to 2.5 games.
Lynchburg 4, Winston-Salem 1
The Winston-Salem Dash were in control of this game, shutting down Hillcats hitters for six innings, while clinging to a 1-0 lead. Starter Tyler Danish then came out of the game, and watched his bullpen give up two runs in each of the next two innings in the 4-1 loss. Danish had a no-hitter through six innings, but his pitch limit had been reached and game was turned over to Jose Bautista. With one out, Will Skinner walked, and one out later Tyler Tewell was hit by a pitch. Emerson Landoni then doubled to the wall in rightfield, for the first Lynchburg hit and their first lead of the game. One inning later with Euclides Leyer pitching David Nick and Levi Hyams both walked to lead off the inning. Brad Goldberg relieved Leyer and gave up a single that scored Nick. Will Skinner hit a one-out sacrifice fly that scored the fourth run, and the lead was 4-1. Nate Hyatt (4-3) got the win in relief and Alex Wilson closed out the game for save No. 15. Lynchburg won by scoring four runs on just two hits.
Myrtle Beach and Carolina went into the top of the 11th inning tied at 2, before rain came that led to a suspension of the contest. The two teams will pick up where they left off tomorrow before the regularly scheduled game.
Potomac Nationals and Salem Red Sox postponed due to rain. For the second straight day Potomac and Salem were rained out. This included the makeup of yesterday’s rain delayed game.
By Robert Pannier
Senior Baseball Editor
Member of the IBWAA