Dash score franchise-record 19 runs in win over Frederick
FREDERICK, Md. (June 25, 2018) - Behind a franchise-record 19 runs on a season-high 20 hits, the Dash dominated Frederick in a 19-2 win at Nymeo Field on Monday. Winston-Salem (4-1, 45-30) exploded for nine runs on seven hits in the ninth inning to reach the two historic totals. In that frame, Laz
FREDERICK, Md. (June 25, 2018) - Behind a franchise-record 19 runs on a season-high 20 hits, the Dash dominated Frederick in a 19-2 win at Nymeo Field on Monday.
Winston-Salem (4-1, 45-30) exploded for nine runs on seven hits in the ninth inning to reach the two historic totals. In that frame,
The Dash, however, were held scoreless through the first four innings by Frederick (1-4, 36-38) right-hander Lucas Humpal (2-7), stranding five runners on base - including two in scoring position - in that span.
Winston-Salem's offense broke through in the fifth. After Rivera singled,
Sheets finished the contest 1-for-4 with an RBI, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
The Dash doubled their lead in the next inning. First, Rivera smacked a one-out double and moved to third on a single from Gonzalez. Then, after Robert was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Adolfo banged a bases-clearing, two-out double off the right-field fence to extend Winston-Salem's lead to 6-0. Adolfo ended the night 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two walks.
The offensive barrage continued in the seventh. After back-to-back one-out walks to Yrizarri and
Gonzalez tied a career-high with three hits in his 3-for-6 performance, and also tied a career-high with four runs scored.
The Keys plated their lone runs of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. After retiring six consecutive batters - including three with strikeouts - between the fifth and sixth innings, Battenfield allowed a leadoff double to Preston Palmiero in the seventh. Two batters later, Randolph Gassaway hit a two-run homer to left field to make it a 10-2 contest. Battenfield rebounded to retire the next two batters, recording his sixth strikeout in the process.
Battenfield tied a career-high with eight innings pitched, allowing two runs on four hits in his High-A debut. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two on 103 pitches (67 strikes) to earn a win.
Leading 10-2 in the top of the ninth, the Dash opened the floodgates, sending 12 batters to the plate in the inning. Nine of the first 10 hitters reached base and scored. First, Rivera pulled a double down the left field line - his second double of the night - to lead off the inning. After Gonzalez singled,
After Gavin Sheets walked following a pitching change,
Rivera finished the game 5-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBIs and five runs scored. His five hits and five runs scored are both new career-highs. His five hits also tie a Dash single-game record, most recently accomplished by former Dash outfielder
The Dash's nine-run inning ties a Dash record for most runs in a single frame. The Dash last scored nine runs in an inning on May 7, 2015, at Frederick in a 14-2, seven-inning victory.
The 19 runs establish a new single-game record for runs scored in the Dash era (2009-present), topping the previous mark of 18, set on July 1, 2016, in an 18-5 win at Wilmington. The Dash's 20 hits are a new season-high, overtaking the previous high of 19, set on May 8, 2018, at Salem in a 10-8 win.
Winston-Salem's series against Frederick continues on Tuesday, when left-hander
Following their nine-game road trip, the Dash will return for a five-game homestand starting on July 4th. The festivities for the Fourth of July will feature a pregame party beginning at 4:30 p.m., which includes an open Foothills Brewpen, $5 Kids Zone entry and the band Stereo Dolls performing on the patio. Winston-Salem's contest against the Down East Wood Ducks that day will begin at 6:3- p.m., and fireworks will follow after the game. For tickets and more information, give us a call at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.