1B Mike Mosby homered twice and the Keys got six shutout innings from knuckleballer Zach Clark as Frederick ended a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 win in Lynchburg Monday night.
Clark kept the Keys in the game with six shutout innings. He allowed five hits and walked only one batter. It was his second consecutive start without allowing an earned run.
That set the scene for Mosby who broke a scoreless game in the sixth inning with his first home run. Mosby launched the two-run home run well out down the left field line to grab a 2-0 lead. The Keys were not done for in the inning as SS Sammie Starr provided a clutch two-RBI single to push the advantage to 4-0 with two men down.
It was Mosby again in the seventh inning. This time he hit a two-run home run to straight-away center field and it was 6-0 Frederick. Mosby was 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI's in the game. He also walked twice.
Lynchburg did make a game of it bringing the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning. The Keys summoned reliever Matt Price who retired the final two batters to end the game. Price notched his first Carolina League save. The win kept the Keys faint playoff hopes alive.
The Keys look to split the four-game series in Lynchburg Tuesday, August 27th at 7:05 p.m. with LHP Trent Howard getting the start. Coverage begins 30-minutes prior on 1450-AM The Source and wthu.org.
Saturday, August 31st the Keys will return for their final home series of the regular season taking on the Potomac Nationals Labor Day weekend.
The Keys will honor Washington Redskins great Joe Jacoby as the first 600 fans through the gate will receive a free Hogs Nose and fireworks will follow the game. Get your tickets at 301-815-9939 or online at frederickkeys.com.
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