Aug 15, 2012
Zebulon, N.C. — The Frederick Keys scratched for a pair of early runs, and escaped Five County Stadium with a 5-2 win over the Carolina Mudcats before a crowd of 3,968 on Tuesday night. The Mudcats hit into three double plays and two force outs that stifled potential rallies.
Devin Jones (5-0) impressed in his start for the Keys (24-26, 51-69), needing only 68 pitches to get through six innings. Despite allowing six hits, he held the Mudcats without a run for the duration of his outing. David Walters faced the minimum in the ninth for his 12th save.
Will Roberts (4-8) dealt seven innings for the Mudcats (26-25, 58-63). The right-hander allowed four runs on six hits.
Frederick plated a run in the second on a sacrifice-fly to center by Michael Flacco, and made it 2-0 on a double by Jerome Pena in the third. The Keys’ biggest inning came in the fifth, scoring a pair on two hits for a 4-0 advantage. Their final run crossed in the eighth on a single by Allan de San Miguel.
Carolina scored two in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Ryan Berry. Three straight singles to begin the frame loaded the bases. Giovanny Urshela hit into a double play, but the Mudcats managed a run across. A two-out single to center by Anthony Gallas made the final 5-2 margin.
Urshela extended his team-high hitting streak to 10 with a hit in the first inning. Justin Toole and Anthony Gallas both recorded two hits. Tyler Cannon paced the offense with three hits, including a double for the only extra base hit of the night.
The Mudcats wrap-up their series with the Frederick Keys on Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m.