Fayetteville, North Carolina (July 2, 2019) - Salem backed up Dylan Thompson's one-run complete game with a 14-hit tirade to drop Fayetteville 11-1 Tuesday night at SEGRA Stadium.How it Happened * Jagger Rusconi destroyed his second home run of the series to start the contest and snag an early lead.
Fayetteville, North Carolina (July 2, 2019) - Salem backed up Dylan Thompson's one-run complete game with a 14-hit tirade to drop Fayetteville 11-1 Tuesday night at SEGRA Stadium.
How it Happened
* Jagger Rusconi destroyed his second home run of the series to start the contest and snag an early lead. Keith Curcio singled and Marcus Wilson drew a walk; both men were brought home on an Edgar Corcino triple. Tanner Nishioka drove the final run home with an RBI single to give Salem a 4-0 lead after the first inning.
* Sox bats came around again in the fifth frame. Rusconi led-off with a triple and immediately scored on a Pedro Castellanos RBI single. Keith Curcio doubled to extend Salem 6-0 over Fayetteville.
* Ryan Fitzgerald tripled to kick a seventh-inning spree. Curcio connected an RBI single, Wilson doubled and Michael Osinski walked when Nick Sciortino ripped his first home run of the season to catapult Salem 11-0.
* Fayetteville's lone run came on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly to break up the shutout, 11-1.
* Dylan Thompson stretched his longest start of the season, striking out four in seven innings and permitting a lone run to take the win.
* Dylan Thompson: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - W (2-6)
* Keith Curcio: 4-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 2B
* Jagger Rusconi: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 R, HR, 3B
* Nick Sciortino: 1-for-4, 3 RBI, R, HR
* Pedro Castellanos: 2-for-4, RBI, R, SB
* Tanner Nishioka: 2-for-2, 2 RBI
* Edgar Corcino: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, R, 3B
Salem Red Sox at Fayetteville Woodpeckers Wednesday, July 3, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST.
RHP Thaddeus Ward vs. RHP Shawn Dubin
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