After losing two straight games to the Winston-Salem Dash, the Wilmington Blue Rocks pitching came out on fire to pull out at 2-1 win on Saturday at Frawley Stadium.
The Rocks pitching staff was the stars of this game as they combined for six hits, one run, one ER, one walk and eight strikeouts in the win against the Dash.
Rocks starter Cristian Castillo went four innings, one hit, one walk and two strikeouts in the win.
Then Carter Hope relieved Castillo which he continued what the Rocks starter started and went three innings, three strikeouts and earned the win.
Closer Bryan Brickhouse was the only Rocks pitcher to give up a run in the game but hung on to close out the game and earn his 12th save of the year.
Brickhouse went two innings, two hits, one run, one earned run and three strikeouts in his 12th save of the year.
The game itself was a pitching duel with both team’s lineups being shutdown for six innings.
It was not until the seventh inning where Wilmington was the first one to put a run on the board.
The run came from left fielder Vance Vizcaino who shot a single to left field that scored first baseman Chris DeVito which made it a 1-0 Rocks lead.
The Rocks added another run to their lead in the top of the ninth where DeVito singled on a ground ball which scored second baseman Gabriel Cancel.
The Dash were not going down without a fight and made interesting in the bottom of the ninth where center fielder Alex Call singled on a line drive which scored catcher Nate Nolan.
The run cut the Rocks lead to 2-1 but Rocks closer Bryan Brickhouse after having a wild pitch that put Dash’s Nolan in scoring position with two outs was able to calm down and get the final out for the win.
Rocks look to close out the series against the Dash tomorrow to get a two game winning streak before the All-Star break. The first pitch is at 2:00 pm ET.