Sox silence Dash 4-0

Acosta homer backs superb pitching

Jhonathan Diaz shutout the Dash Monday night in Winston-Salem. (John Wacher)

By Salem Red Sox | August 26, 2019 11:46 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (August 26, 2019) - Victor Acosta homered to back a two-hit pitching performance as the Salem Red Sox blanked the Winston-Salem Dash 4-0 Monday night at BB&T Ballpark.

How it Happened
* Keith Curcio singled in the fourth inning before Victor Acosta broke the contest open with a home run to boost Salem to a 2-0 lead.
* Jhonathan Diaz retired after six innings. The southpaw only permitted two hits and struck out five.
* In the seventh inning, Victor Acosta singled and scored on a double by Tanner Nishioka. Elih Marrero singled to advance runners when Grant Williams laid a sacrifice bunt to increase Salem's lead, 4-0.
* Zach Schellenger and Rio Gomez combined for the final three innings without allowing a hit.

Standout Sox
* Jhonathan Diaz: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K - W (8-8)
* Victor Acosta: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, HR
* Zach Schellenger: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
* Rio Gomez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

* Diaz's performance was his eighth scoreless outing of the season.
* The shutout is the eighth of the season for Salem and the second time they have blanked the Dash.

What's Next
Salem Red Sox at Winston-Salem Dash, August 27, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 3:36 PM EST.
RHP Thaddeus Ward vs RHP Jorgan Cavanerio
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