Frederick, MD -The Frederick Keys are excited to announce that Randolph Gassaway has been called up to the Double-A Bowie Baysox. The outfielder is the second Keys player to earn a promotion this year, joining Yermin Mercedes . It is Gassaway's first call-up to the Eastern League.
In 38 games with the Keys, Gassaway, 21, hit .316 with two home runs, eight doubles, one triple, and led the team with 28 RBIs. At the time of his promotion he was fourth in RBIs and tied for fourth in hits (43).
Frederick's second-leading hitter in May, Gassaway was batting .377 (20-for-53) with a team-high 13 RBIs in 14 this month. That includes seven over the team's current road trip. He hit safely in 12 of the 14 games he played in May to go with eight multi-hit contests during that stretch. On Tuesday, Gassaway wrapped up a seven-game hit streak, during which time he raised his batting average 33 points.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Gassaway split time between the Short-Season Aberdeen IronBirds and Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds in 2016. He hit .444 (8-for-18) with four RBIs in five games with the IronBirds before he earned the call up to Delmarva. With the Shorebirds, he hit.330 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs in 50 games. Gassaway was drafted in the 16th round of the 2013 draft out of Riverwood International Charter in Sandy Springs, GA.
In a corresponding move, Josh Hart was activated off the seven-day disabled list. In 13 games with the orange and black this season, he is hitting .316 (12-for-38) with five RBIs and five doubles.
The Keys play game three of four against the Salem Red Sox on Wednesday night at Haley Toyota Field. Left-hander Reid Love (1-0, 1.80) starts for the Keys and will be opposed by Red Sox righty Roniel Raudes (1-1, 4.31). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m and the broadcast can be heard on 1450 AM The Source and frederickkeys.com. The orange and black return to Nymeo Field on Friday night when the Wilmington Blue Rocks come to town for a 7:00 p.m first pitch. For tickets, fans can call 301-815-9939 or visit frederickkeys.com.
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