Dennicher Carrasco’s Big Night Leads Rocks To 7-2 Win Over Keys

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(Photo: Brad Glazier)

The Wilmington Blue Rocks have now won two straight games as the team defeated the Frederick Keys 7-2 on Saturday at Nymeo Field.

There was one player tonight who was on fire and that was Rocks third baseman Dennicher Carrasco. Carrasco had two runs,three hits and four RBIs in the game.

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Rocks won their second straight game with the 7-2 win on Saturday

The RBIs in the game came from DH Brewer Hicklen (1), third baseman Dennicher Carrasco (4) and first baseman Nick Pratto (2).

Five Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were right fielder Blake Perkins (2), catcher MJ Melendez (1), Carrasco (2).  Pratto (1) and left fielder Rudy Martin (1).

Eight Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were center fielder Michael Gigliotti (1),Perkins (2), Hicklen (1),Melendez (1),Carrasco (3),Pratto (1), shortstop Cristian Perez (1) and second baseman Colby Schultz (1).

The Wilmington Blue Rocks were one for six with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Dennicher Carrasco hit a solo home run in the 7-2 win against the Keys.

Nick Pratto hit a two run home run in the win.

On the pitching side, Rocks starter Rito Lugo had a solid outing as he went five innings, two hits, one run,three walks, five strikeouts and earned the win ( second win of the season).

Robert Garcia would come into the game to relieve Lugo, as he went two innings, one walk and two strikeouts.

Josh Mitchell would be the next man up in the Rocks rotation for the game, as he went one inning,one hit, one run, one earned run,one walk and one strikeout.

Tad Ratliff would close it up for the Rocks as he went one inning and one strikeout.

Keys & Rocks Both Score Runs In First Inning

Neither of these teams wasted any time of getting a run of the scoreboard as the score would be tied one run each, after the first inning.

The Rocks were up first, in the top of the inning which saw Brewer Hicklen ground out but allowed Blake Perkins to score to give the Rocks a 1-0 lead.

The Keys would respond in the bottom of the inning, as Trevor Craport would ground out in a force out which allowed Sean Miller to score to tie the game up at one run.

Carrasco Knocks In Three In the Third Inning

The third inning was all about Rocks third baseman Dennicher Carrasco as he would knock in three runs for the team in the inning.

Carrasco would hit a two out double in third inning which scored Rudy Martin, Blake Perkins and MJ Melendez to give the Rocks a 4-1 lead.

Carrasco Hits A Home Run In The Sixth Inning

Dennicher Carrasco was the first batter in the sixth inning for the Rocks  and he would be the one to get a lone run for the team. Carrasco would hit a solo home run to left center field which extended Rocks lead to 5-1.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Rocks starter Rito Lugo would exit the game as the young pitcher had a solid day at the mound. Lugo went five innings, two hits, one run,three walks, five strikeouts and earned the win.

Robert Garcia would come into the game to relieve Lugo, as he went two innings, one walk and two strikeouts.

Pratto Hits A Home Run For Rocks In The Eighth Inning

Dennicher Carrasco was not the only Wilmington player to hit a home run in the game as Nick Pratto hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning ( Carrasco scored on the home run) which gave the Rocks a 7-1 lead.

Josh Mitchell would be the next man up in the Rocks rotation for the game, as he went one inning,one hit, one run, one earned run,one walk and one strikeout.

The one run Mitchell gave up was in the bottom of the eighth inning and it was Keys J.C. Escarra who would ground out which allowed Robbie Thorburn to score to decrease Rocks lead to 7-2.

The ninth inning  brought on Rocks pitcher Tad Ratliff  which he sat down the Keys hitters in order to seal a 7-2 win. Ratliff went one inning and one strikeout.

Rocks close the series with Keys out tomorrow at 1:00 PM ET at Nymeo Field.

 

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