LYNCHBURG, VA -The Frederick bats came to life on Sunday afternoon, as the team posted six runs on 13 hits to defeat Lynchburg 6-2 at Calvin Falwell Field. Four members of the Keys starting lineup finished with multiple hits, while Brady Wager earned his first win of the season. With the victory, Luis Pujols' ballclub returns to Harry Grove Stadium with a 2-2 record.
For the first time all series, Lynchburg got on the board first. Facing Wager (1-0), Will Skinner clubbed a solo home run over the leftfield wall. That 1-0 advantage would hold true until the fifth, when the Keys evened things up against Jarrett Miller. Jason Esposito led off the inning with a double and moved to third on a single by Glynn Davis. Brenden Webb then yanked a ball to the right side to score Esposito.
In the sixth, the Frederick bats exploded for five straight hits off reliever Zach Jadofsky (1-1). Following a double by Wynston Sawyer, Michael Burgess slammed a two-run homer to give the Keys a 3-1 edge. Trent Mummey, Esposito and Joel Hutter completed the hit parade, with Hutter's single plating the third run of the inning. Webb also added his second RBI to make it 5-1.
Wager exited after five frames of four-hit, one-run baseball. He walked two and struck out three. He would give way to Matt Hobgood and Miguel Chalas, who combined on four innings of one-run, three hit baseball.
Davis paced the Keys, going 4-for-5 with a double, while Esposito finished 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Burgess, Hutter and Webb each drove in two runs, while Burgess supplied the Keys first longball of the season.
The Keys receive an off-day Monday, before playing their home opener on Tuesday, April 8, against the Carolina Mudcats at 7:00 p.m. Frederick native, Branden Kline (1-0, 1.80) will take the mound for the Keys. For ticket information, please call 301-815-9939 or visit frederickkeys.com.
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