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Thompson shuts down Dash 7-0

Corcino homers in Salem's fifth blanking
July 23, 2019

SALEM, Virginia (July 23, 2019) - Dylan Thompson was backed by big bats as he shut down Winston-Salem 7-0 Tuesday night at Haley Toyota Field.How it Happened * Edgar Corcino and Charlie Madden knocked back-to-back doubles in the second inning to score the first run. Jagger Rusconi reached on a

SALEM, Virginia (July 23, 2019) - Dylan Thompson was backed by big bats as he shut down Winston-Salem 7-0 Tuesday night at Haley Toyota Field.

How it Happened
* Edgar Corcino and Charlie Madden knocked back-to-back doubles in the second inning to score the first run. Jagger Rusconi reached on a force out and Michael Osinski and Nick Lovullo laced consecutive singles, the last scoring Rusconi for a 2-0 lead.
* Osinski led-off the fifth inning with a double and extended Salem's lead 3-0 on a sacrifice fly by Garrett Benge.
* Dylan Thompson finished his day after six innings of work, limiting the Dash to two hits and striking out three.
* Rusconi started the seventh frame with the club's fourth double. Osinski walked and scored on a sacrifice fly from Ryan Fitzgerald to continue on, 4-0.
* Victor Acosta drew a walk to start the eighth inning, Pedro Castellanos reached on an error and both scored when Edgar Corcino blasted a home run to pile it on 7-0.
* Dominic LoBrutto and Zach Schellenger shut down the final three innings, permitting just two hits and mowing down five Dash.

Standout Sox
* Dylan Thompson: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K - W (3-7)
* Edgar Corcino: 2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 R, HR, 2B
* Nick Lovullo: 2-for-3, RBI
* Michael Osinski: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B

Noteworthy
* Thompson's performance was his first shutout start of the season.
* Ryan Fitzgerald's hit streak was snapped at 11 games. It's the second time this season the shortstop has reached the mark.
* The 7-0 win is the fifth time Salem has shut out an opponent this season.
* Tonight was the second consecutive night Salem starters have blanked opponents after Jhonathan Diaz's scoreless outing in Myrtle Beach Monday night.

What's Next
Salem Red Sox vs Winston-Salem Dash Wednesday, July 24, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 AM EST.
RHP Thaddeus Ward vs. RHP Zach Lewis
Listen: SalemSox.com, TuneIn Radio, ESPN Blacksburg WKEX 1430 AM/94.1 FM, WGMN 1240 AM/93.3 FM
Watch: MiLB.TV

The Salem Red Sox are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and call Haley Toyota Field in Salem, Virginia home. The team was founded in 1968 and purchased by Fenway Sports Management in December of 2007. For more information on the Salem Red Sox, please visit SalemRedSox.com or contact Melanie Newman at [email protected].