Jul 29, 2012
Wilmington, Del. — For the second straight game, Anthony Gallas had the big hit as the Carolina Mudcats defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 5-2 to claim their first road series since winning three of four at Lynchburg, April 23-26.
Carolina (19-18, 51-56) finished the road trip 2-5. Wilmington drops to 18-18 in the second half, 47-59 overall.
Joseph Colon (1-2) earned his first win with the Mudcats by tossing five innings. The right-hander held the Blue Rocks to one run on three hits. He walked four and struck out five. Jason Adam (3-11) allowed four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings for Wilmington.
The Blue Rocks mounted one last comeback in the ninth, as Brett Eibner drove in a run with a clean single to left field. The knock put two runners on base, and cut the deficit to three, before Cole Cook entered the game. Cook retired one hitter on a ground ball force at second to record his third save.
With the game squared 1-1 in the fifth, Gallas stepped to the plate with runners at first and second. With two strikes, he cracked a double off the wall in deep left field to score both men for a 3-1 lead. Ronny Rodriguez followed immediately with a single to center, scoring Gallas for a 4-1 edge.
Giovanny Urshela paced the Mudcats’ offense with a pair of hits, including a double in the third inning that brought in the first run of the game. Tony Wolters hit into a sacrifice-fly to right field for the Mudcats’ final run.
The Mudcats return home July 31 to host Myrtle Beach for three games. Tickets are available through the box office by calling (919) 269-2287 or visiting carolinamudcats.com.