The Wilmington Blue Rocks earned their first win of the season on Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Salem Red Sox at Frawley Stadium. The win was the second game of a double header where the Rocks lost the first game to the Red Sox with a 2-1 score.
We are going to focus on the winning game for the Rocks of the double header.
The RBI in the game came from center fielder Blake Perkins (1).
Two Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were MJ Melendez (1) and Brewer Hicklen(1).
Two Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Melendez (1) and Perkins (1).
Brewer Hicklen recorded a stolen base in the 2-1 win against the Red Sox.
The Rocks were one for three with runners in scoring position and the team left three men on base.
On the pitching side, the starter for the game was J.C. Cloney as he went five innings, one run, one earned run, four hits, two walks, seven strikeouts and earned the win.
Holden Capps came into the game to relieve Cloney as he went one inning, three strikeouts and earned the hold.
Then, Tad Ratliff came into the game to shut the door on the win as he went one inning, one hit,one strikeout and earned the save.
Both Teams Score A Run In The Second Inning
It was the Salem Red Sox who jumped on the scoreboard first, as Michael Osinski hit a two out double which scored Marino Campana to give their team a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
The Blue Rocks would answer back in the bottom of the second inning, as Blake Perkins hit a two out double to right field which scored Brewer Hicklen to tie the game at one after two innings.
Rocks Take The Lead In The Third & Pitching Seals Win
In the bottom of third inning, the Rocks would capitalize on Salem’s mistake to take the lead in the game.
The Blue Rocks had two outs in third inning and Nick Pratto was at the plate which he was walked. On that play, Salem’s pitcher Devon Fisher threw a wild pitch which allowed Rocks MJ Melendez to score to give his team a 2-1 lead.
The Rocks pitching took it the rest of the way as the staff only gave up five hits and one run in the game. The Rocks pitching staff also had 11 combined strikeouts in the game.
Rocks pitcher Tad Ratliff would seal the win with having Red Sox’s Victor Acosta grounding into a double play in the seventh inning.
Rocks close out the series with Salem on March 7th at 1:35pm ET.