WILMINGTON, DE-Alex Wells tossed seven shutout innings as the Frederick Keys defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-0 on Sunday afternoon at Frawley Stadium. With the victory, the Keys picked up their first series win against a CL North team since the all-star break. Additionally, the orange and black earned their sixth shutout win of the season.
Wells (5-7) turned in one of his top performances of the season, allowing just four hits through seven frames to earn the win. Striking out four and walking just one, it equaled Wells' second-longest outing of the year. The left-hander has tossed seven shutout innings in two of his last three outings.
Offensively, the Keys (54-59, 19-25) turned in two multi-run innings against Wilmington starter Andres Sotillet. Stuart Levy kicked off the third with a base hit, while he came around on singles by Preston Palmeiro and Alejandro Juvier . Two batters later, Randolph Gassaway added an RBI base knock.
In the seventh, Frederick extended its lead to five over the Blue Rocks (57-55, 26-16). Levy homered to begin the inning against Sotillet (1-3), while a Wilson Garcia double scored Juvier from first. Jomar Reyes capped off the frame with an RBI two-bagger. In the ninth, Garcia added his second RBI of the day, with an RBI single to right.
Sotillet suffered the loss allowing five runs on eight hits in five frames. The right-hander walked one, while throwing 72 pitches (47 strikes). Steven Klimek tossed the final two innings to close things out for Frederick.
Following a Monday off-day, the Keys continue their six-game roadtrip in Potomac. Right-hander Michael Baumann (7-2, 3.36) starts the series opener for Frederick. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m and the broadcast can be heard on frederickkeys.com and the TuneIn radio app.
The Keys return to Nymeo Field on Friday, August 10 when the Buies Creek Astros come to town. Homestand highlights include Cancer Awareness Night with a jersey auction, Salute to the Orioles Night, Scout Night presented by Wegman's and the final Meet the Team event of the year. For tickets, fans can call the Keys at 301-815-9900 or visit frederickkeys.com.
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