Dash trounce Red Sox 13-0 in regular-season home finale
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2018) - Behind a superb start from Luis Martinez and 16 hits from the Dash offense, Winston-Salem cruised to a 13-0 win over the Red Sox on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark in front of 6,988 fans. Winston-Salem (40-24, 81-53) finishes its home schedule 45-23, clinching the best home
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2018) - Behind a superb start from
The Dash leapt ahead against Red Sox starter Kevin McAvoy (1-5) in the first inning. The Dash strung together four consecutive hits - a Nick Madrigal leadoff double, a
The Dash broke the game open in the third, plating five runs against McAvoy. After Robert doubled with one out, he stole third and scored on a throwing error from
Winston-Salem added two more runs in the next inning with three straight two-out hits. Robert started the rally by bashing a double off the fence in straightaway centerfield to put himself in scoring position. Then, Luis Gonzalez ripped an RBI triple into the right-field corner to bring home Robert. Mercedes followed with a dribbling infield single that allowed Luis Gonzalez to score to make it 10-0.
Robert finished the night 3-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored, and Luis Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and four runs scored.
Luis Martinez continued his sterling night, working through the sixth without allowing a run and ceding just one hit. He finished with 6.2 shutout innings while allowing two hits, striking out five and walking three to earn his team-high ninth win of the season.
The Dash continued their barrage in the sixth. After
Winston's offense tacked on one more run in the eighth. Following a pitching change after a one-out walk to
Dopico tossed 1.1 scoreless innings, and
The Dash visit the Down East Wood Ducks to start a four-game series on Friday to wrap up the regular season. Left-hander
Following the end of the regular season, the Dash begin their chase for a Mills Cup Championship. Winston-Salem's playoff run, presented by Pepsi and NCDOT, begins with a matchup against the Buies Creek Astros in the Southern Division Championship Series. After the first two games of the series in Buies Creek, Winston-Salem returns to BB&T Ballpark for Game 3 on Friday, September 7, with first pitch at 7 p.m.
Prior to game three, a Food Truck Festival will take place at BB&T Ballpark starting at 5 p.m. If necessary, Games 4 and 5 of the Southern Division Championship Series will be hosted at the downtown facility. Game three will mark the first postseason contest at BB&T Ballpark since 2015. For tickets and more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.