May 27, 2012
Zebulon, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Dash earned a series sweep of the Carolina Mudcats with an 8-3 win in front of 5,351 on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats drop to 22-26 with their fifth straight setback.
Winston-Salem remains in first place with a 28-19 record.
The game was mired by 19 walks, five more than the two teams totaled in hits.
Steve McCray (1-0) got the win, despite allowing two runs in two-and-two-thirds relief innings. J.D. Reichenbach (2-1) allowed four runs in the seventh, taking the loss.
Winston-Salem rallied twice to win the game. The final surge saw the Dash score six unanswered to finish the game, including the four run barrage in the seventh. Michael Earley highlighted the frame with a two-run single.
Dan Black homered to tie the game 1-1 in the fourth.
The Mudcats loaded the bases three times in the game, but left runners stranded until a two-out single by Jeremie Tice brought home a pair in the sixth for a 3-2 lead.
Carolina drew a season-high 11 walks on the day. Tyler Holt and Tony Wolters both reached first on a base on balls three times. Ronny Rodriguez had a pair of hits.
The Carolina Mudcats begin a series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Monday, May 28, at 4:00 p.m.