Jun 26, 2012
Zebulon, N.C. — Jesus Aguilar had enough of Frederick’s scoreless innings streak. The first baseman clubbed two home runs and led the Mudcats to an 8-6 win over the Keys in front of 4,502 on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium.
The All-Star Futures selection finished with three hits and four RBI. Francisco Jimenez (6-5) tossed seven strong innings, allowing three runs on five hits, as Carolina improved to 4-2, 36-40.
Scott Copeland (3-7) took the loss for the Keys (3-3, 30-46), allowing six runs on eight hits over five innings.
The Mudcats trailed 3-0 after four innings before Aguilar snapped the Keys’ record 29-innings scoreless streak with a towering blast over the left field wall. Trailing 3-2, Bo Greenwell drew a two-out walk. Tyler Cannon followed with a ground rule double, and Anthony Gallas singled home both for a 4-3 lead.
Giovanny Urshela padded the lead with a solo dinger off the left field scoreboard in the fifth. Aguilar doubled off the left field wall, and scored on a single by Carlos Moncrief for a 6-3 lead.
In the eighth, Aguilar finished his monster night with a two-run blast to left for an 8-3 lead.
Frederick scored three in the ninth against reliever J.D. Reichenbach, but stranded the tying run on base.
Carolina finishes its series with Frederick on Wednesday, June 27 at noon. Tickets are available through the box office by calling (919) 269-2287 or visiting carolinamudcats.com.