FREDERICK, Maryland (May 17, 2019) -Salem came out on top after a back-and-forth tilt with Frederick Friday night at Nymeo Field as an all-around performance pushed the Red Sox to a 9-5 win.How it Happened* Jarren Duran led off the first inning with a single, Marco Hernandez reached on an
FREDERICK, Maryland (May 17, 2019) -Salem came out on top after a back-and-forth tilt with Frederick Friday night at Nymeo Field as an all-around performance pushed the Red Sox to a 9-5 win.
How it Happened
* Jarren Duran led off the first inning with a single, Marco Hernandez reached on an error and Tanner Nishioka brought the first run in with a single. Ryan Fitzgerald doubled the score with an RBI double to put Salem up 2-0.
* Frederick answered with a solo blast from Willy Yahn in the fourth inning to cut the lead 2-1. The Keys claimed their first lead in the fifth inning with a pair of RBI singles and a run scoring on an error to pull ahead 4-2.
* Salem evened the contest in the sixth frame, Victor Acosta drew a lead-off walk, Garrett Benge singles and Dylan Hardy was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Acosta took home on a wild pitch and Isaias Lucena pushed another run home with a sacrifice groundout to draw even, 4-4.
* Fitzgerald kicked the seventh inning with a walk, Acosta was hit by another pitch, and both came home on a Garrett Benge RBI double. Dylan Hardy walked and Duran pushed two more across with a double to break the game back open, 8-4.
* Acosta collected insurance with an RBI double in the eighth to give Salem a 9-4 lead.
* Robbie Baker debuted for Salem, hurling 2 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and picking up a strikeout.
* The Keys made a final push in the ninth inning. Yahn knocked a 2-out double to cut Salem's lead 9-5 before Jake Cosart struck out Jomar Reyes to end the contest.
* Robbie Baker: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K, W (1-0)
* Enmanuel DeJesus: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K, HR
* Jarren Duran: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, R, 2B, BB
* Garrett Benge: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2B, BB
* Victor Acosta: 1-for-3, RBI, 2 R, 2B, BB
* Isaias Lucena: 1-for-3, RBI, 2B, BB
* Jake Cosart: 1.0 IP, R, ER, BB, 3 K
* Robbie Baker made his first start at the High-A level with Salem, got the win, and whirled 2 1/3 innings on the mound and allowed 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, and fanned 1.
* Jarren Duran went 2-for-4 on the night with his 10th double of the season and notched his 19th multi-hit game of the season.
* Tonight's win was the second come-from-behind victory for Salem over Frederick this season.
Salem Red Sox at Frederick Keys Saturday, May 18, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM EST.
RHP Kutter Crawford vs. RHP David Lebron
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The Salem Red Sox are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and call Haley Toyota Field in Salem, Virginia home. The team was founded in 1968 and purchased by Fenway Sports Management in December of 2007. For more information on the Salem Red Sox, please visit SalemRedSox.com or contact Melanie Newman at [email protected]