SALEM, Va. (WFXR)– The Salem Red Sox scored five unanswered runs en route to a 7-5 win over the Frederick Keys on Wednesday night at Haley Toyota Field. It was the Red Sox fourth straight win and gives the team a chance at a sweep Thursday.
How it Happened
* The Sox scored the first run in the third on a double by Grant Williams (his Carolina League debut) and then back-to-back singles by Garett Benge and Ryan Fitzgerald
* Frederick scored five of the next seven runs and the Keys led 5-2 after 4.5 innings. Victor Acosta hit a leadoff home run in the fourth and Pedro Castellanos (triple) and Keith Curcio(double) added RBIs
* Salem tied the game in the sixth after a Garrett Benge RBI single scored Williams
* The Red Sox took the lead for good in the seventh. With two out, back-to-back walks set the table for Jagger Rusconi and Elih Marrero. Both had RBI singles.
* Grant Williams: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B
* Keith Curcio: 2-for-5, RBI
* Garrett Benge: 2-for-5, RBI
* Victor Acosta: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 R, HR
* Andrew Politi: 3.2 IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K – W (5-2)
* Dominic LoBrutto: 1 IP, 1H, 0R, 2K – S (3)
* Salem has now won nine consecutive games against the Keys at Haley Toyota Field