The Wilmington Blue Rocks are just rolling along as the team has won their last eight out of ten games. On Wednesday, the Rocks beat the Winston-Salem Dash 2-1 at BB&T ballpark to take the series. The Rocks also now won two straight games.
The RBIs in the game came from left fielder Brewer Hicklen (1) and second baseman Ricky Aracena (1).
Two Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were third baseman Angelo Castellano (1) and shortstop Cristian Perez (1).
Three Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Hicklen (1), first baseman Nick Pratto (1) and Perez (2).
The Blue Rocks were two for three with runners in scoring position and the team left one man on base.
On the pitching side, the staff was dominant as they have been all season as starter Marcelo Martinez went five innings, one hit,two strikeouts and earned the win ( first win of the season).
J.C. Cloney would relieve Martinez after the fifth inning as he went three innings, two hits, one run,one earned run,one walk,one strikeout, one home run and earned the hold ( first hold of the season).
Tyler Zuber would close out the game for the Rocks as he went one inning, one hit, one strikeout and earned the save ( third save of the season).
Rocks Strike First In Third Inning
It would be the Wilmington Blue Rocks who would get the first runs on the board as Ricky Aracena would hit into a sacrifice fly which allowed Angelo Castellano to score to give their team a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning.
The second run in the inning would come from Brewer Hicklen who hit a single to left field which scored Cristian Perez to extend the Rocks lead to 2-0.
After five stellar innings, Rocks starter Marcelo Martinez day was done as he went five innings, one hit,two strikeouts and earned the win.
Rocks Cloney Gives Up Homer In Seventh Inning
The Blue Rocks pitching staff was dominant in this game but their only blunder was in the seventh inning when the Dash scored their first run of the game.
Rocks pitcher J.C. Cloney would give a up a home run to Tyler Frost who was the first batter of the bottom of the seventh inning which decreased Wilmington’s lead to 2-1.
Cloney’s day was done after the eighth inning as he went three innings, two hits, one run,one earned run,one walk,one strikeout, one home run and earned the hold.
Tyler Zuber would close out the game for the Rocks as he went one inning, one hit, one strikeout and earned the save.
Zuber ended the inning with a force out which sealed the 2-1 win for the Rocks.
The Rocks head home on April 18th as they meet up with the Down East Wood Ducks for a four game series.