Frederick, MD – The Frederick Keys defeated the Trenton Thunder for their 10th home win of the season, winning by a final score of 7-5. Frederick and Trenton combined to hit six home runs in the contest. The Thunder played from behind the whole game, tying the game four times
Frederick, MD – The Frederick Keys defeated the Trenton Thunder for their 10th home win of the season, winning by a final score of 7-5. Frederick and Trenton combined to hit six home runs in the contest. The Thunder played from behind the whole game, tying the game four times but never taking a lead.
The Keys opened the scoring in the 1st inning with Jahmoi Percival setting the tone, leading the game off with a walk. Percival moved to second on a ground out, and then to third base on a wild pitch. He came around to score on a deep sacrifice fly to centerfield by Jorel Ortega.
Spencer Edmondson started the game for the Keys working six innings. The right hander had his mid 60 MPH curveball working along with a fastball the entire night to keep the Thunder lineup off balance. Trenton scored its first run of the game in the 3rd inning as Dante Leach led off the inning with a home run to tie the game 1-1.
Ortega came up to bat for the second time in the bottom of the 3rd lifting a go-ahead two-run shot, to score Bradley Harmon who walked to lead off the inning.
Edmondson struggled in the 4th inning allowing three extra base hits in the frame, starting with a home run from Ryan Guckin. Nathaniel Butterworth, who tripled, came around to score on a double hit by Andrew Cossetti. Edmondson stranded Cossetti at second who at the time represented the go ahead run in a 3-3 game.
In the 4th inning, Tremaine Spears picked up his first extra base hit of the season launching a home run to left field to take a 4-3 lead.
Trenton again led off the 5th inning with a home run, the second time the Thunder homered to lead off an inning in the game. Edmondson did not allow another hit in his outing after the homer, but had to work out of a bases loaded jam in the 5th inning. He struck out the side in the 6th inning, leaving the game tied 5-5.
The Keys came out in the bottom of the 7th inning, getting a rally started with two outs. Harmon began the rally as he doubled for his first hit as a Frederick Key. Harmon scored on a seeing eye single by Percival.
Trenton scored in the 8th inning on a double by Jonny Weaver who entered the game as a pinch hitter. The double came off of Tyler Laux who pitched three innings to close out the game and earn the win for the Keys.
Jake Plastiak who was silent for most of the night, emerged as the 8th inning hero for the Keys. Ortega was hit by a pitch with one out and moved to second on a wild pitch as he represented the go ahead run. With a 2-2 count, Plastiak launched his 8th home run of the season to give the Keys an indefinite 7-5 lead. The Kentucky product currently paces the MLB Draft League with 8 home runs.
The Keys continue a six game homestand on Saturday against Trenton. Single game tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 301-815-9939. For more information about the Frederick Keys please contact JJ Michalski by phone at (301)-815-9915 or by emailing at [email protected].