Keys LHP Tim Berry was stellar and the Keys battled back from behind to lead 4-3 in the eighth inning before play was halted due to rain during Wilmington's home opener on Friday night. The game will be picked up Saturday, April 13th with two men on and two men out in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Keys hanging on to the one-run lead.
Both Wilmington and Frederick did not have an answer against the night's two starters. Berry dominated, retiring the first 13 batters he faced en route to six strong innings. Wilmington RHP Kyle Zimmer allowed only an unearned run in the first inning in six solid frames. The game did not see a hit until Keys 3B Nicky Delmonico doubled in the fourth inning.
Down 3-2 in the top of the eighth inning the Keys sparked a comeback that gave them the lead heading into the delay. SS Travis Adair lined a double to the wall in right-field, C Michael Ohlman walked and Delmonico singled sharply to right, scoring the tying run. Ohlman took third base on the basehit.
After a pitching change, RF Brendan Webb hit an RBI-sac-fly to the warning track and Ohlman trotted home with the lead run.
A nine-inning game will follow the completion of the suspended game. Keys RHP Zach Petersime will make his Carolina League debut. Coverage will begin at 4:45 p.m. on 1450-AM The Source and wthu.org.
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