Mudcats enjoy late scoring frenzy in 10-6 win
FREDERICK - The Carolina Mudcats scored 10 runs over the final four innings to pull away from the Frederick Keys 10-6 in front of 1,823 on a rainy Monday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Mudcats improve to 22-21, and drop the Frederick Keys to 14-26 in the process.
Will Roberts (2-2) earned his second winning decision by holding the Keys to four runs over six innings.
The late offense spoiled a great outing for Frederick’s starter, Tyler Wilson (0-1). Wilson took a 2-0 lead and a no-hitter into the sixth inning before falling to pieces.
Anthony Gallas blew the no-hit bid and the shut out away on one swing, crushing his second home run of the year out to left.
Wilson never recovered from the blow, as Carolina mounted one of their biggest single-inning blitzes of the year. Tyler Holt tripled after the home run, and scored on a single by Tony Wolters to chase Wilson from the game.
Carolina loaded the bases against reliever Jason Gurka with a single and hit batsman. Jake Lowery drew a two-out walk to give the Mudcats their first lead at 3-2. Ronny Rodriguez drove in three with a double to left for a 6-2 advantage.
Frederick was not done, however, as the Keys scored two in their half of the sixth, and one in the seventh.
After the Keys crept within one, Jeremie Tice put the game on ice with his ninth home run of the season. The three-run blast towered over the left field wall, and put the Mudcats further ahead 9-5. Justin Toole followed with his first shot of the season over the left field fence for a 10-5 lead.
The Carolina Mudcats continue the series with the Frederick Keys Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The team returns home on Friday, May 25, to host the Winston-Salem Dash.