Woodpeckers Pitching Stumbles in Loss
The Woodpeckers gave up the most runs to an opponent this year and allowed eighteen hits in a blowout loss at home. The game was highlighted by four different Salem players earning multi-RBI games as well as a 9 run top of the seventh inning for the Red Sox offense.
The Woodpeckers gave up the most runs to an opponent this year and allowed eighteen hits in a blowout loss at home. The game was highlighted by four different Salem players earning multi-RBI games as well as a 9 run top of the seventh inning for the Red Sox offense. The Woodpeckers did manage to score the final four runs of the game but the comeback was too much for Fayetteville in the 13-6 defeat.
The Woodpeckers offense got going in the bottom of the first thanks to a double from
After facing the minimum in the second inning, Fayetteville starter Chad Donato did not record an out until the eighth Salem batter in the top of the third.
After giving up a run in the first, Kutter Crawford faced just two over the minimum pitching four straight innings of scoreless ball. It wasn't until the top of the sixth that the Woodpeckers finally made a dent in the Salem 4-1 lead. Seth Beer stepped up to the plate to leadoff the inning and quickly crushed a homer to right field that put the Woodpeckers within two. Beer went yard for the 9th time this season, securing his spot atop the Carolina League for home runs on the year. The Woodpeckers could not tack on another score in the inning as Crawford struck out both
The Red Sox quickly foiled any Woodpeckers comeback plans in the top of the seventh inning as the Salem offense exploded sending up 13 batters, on 11 hits, that scored 9 runs. The biggest inning by an opponent at Segra Stadium included a two RBI double from
The 'Peckers added a trio of runs in the bottom of the eighth due to a hit by a pitch, an infield single, and a walk that loaded the bases for Corey Julks. The Fayetteville center fielder crushed a two RBI double that scored Seth Beer and Jake Adams and made it 13-4 Salem. Colton Shaver tacked on the final run of the frame thanks to a ground out from Arauz that cut the Red Sox lead to eight. The bottom of the ninth saw another run come through for Fayetteville with two outs. Michael Papierski became the first Woodpecker to smack a triple at Segra Stadium and then made the sprint home after a Jake Adams RBI two bagger. The Woodpeckers could not put together such a lofty rally and ultimately fell 13-6 to the Red Sox.
The month of May has been a difficult one for Fayetteville, as the 'Peckers are 2-9 in the past 13 days. Fayetteville falls to 16-21 on the season while the Red Sox move to 15-20. Monday night was Salem and Fayetteville's first meeting, with game two of a four game series set for tomorrow. First pitch from Segra Stadium is set for 7:00pm.