The Wilmington Blue Rocks have won their second straight game with their 2-1 win over the Salem Red Sox on Sunday at Frawley Stadium. This is the second straight game, Wilmington has won with a 2-1 score.
The RBIs in the game came from first baseman Nick Pratto (2).
Two Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were left fielder Brewer Hicklen (1) and center fielder Marten Gasparini (1).
Four Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were center fielder Blake Perkins (1), Pratto (1), catcher Sebastian Rivero (1) and Gasparini (1).
Rocks were one for four with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.
On the pitching side, Jackson Kowar was dealing on the mound in the win as he went five innings, two walks and six strikeouts.
Collin Snider came into the game to relieve Kowar and he was on fire too, as he went two innings and gave up two hits.
Tyler Zuber closed the game out for the Rocks as he went two innings, two hits, one run, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts and earned the save.
Rocks Score Two In Sixth & Pitching Seals the Win
This game was a pitcher’s duel for the first five innings because neither lineup was having any success with the opposing pitcher.
Rocks starter Jackson Kowar would leave in the top of the sixth but the young guy had a day as he went five innings, two walks and six strikeouts.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks would be the first team to jump on the scoreboard but it would not come till the sixth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Wilmington would score when Nick Pratto hit a two out double to left field which scored Marten Gasparini and Brewer Hicklen.
📽️ @n_pratto drops one in down the left field line for a 2-RBI double to give the Rocks a 2-0 lead this afternoon. Will it be the game-winning hit? pic.twitter.com/oZhrFci8YO
— Wilmington Blue Rocks (@WilmBlueRocks) April 7, 2019
Collin Snider came into the game to relieve Kower in the sixth and he would leave in the top of eighth as he went innings and gave up two hits.
Tyler Zuber came in the game to close it and the Red Sox were not ready to throw in towel just yet.
Salem capitalized on Wilmington’s Tyler Zuber’s wild pitch which allowed Isaias Lucena to score and decrease Blue Rocks lead to 2-1.
Zuber would get his focus back as he shut down Salem’s hitters from there on and sealed Wilmington’s 2-1 win.
Rocks continue their home stand as the team matches up with Winston-Salem on March 8th at 6:35 PM ET.