(Photo: Brad Glazier)
The Wilmington Blue Rocks sent their fans home happy on Thursday as the team won 5-0 against the Potomac Nationals at Frawley Stadium. The team won the series with winning two of the three games.
The RBIs in the game came from right fielder Kyle Isbel (3) and third baseman Dennicher Carrasco (2).
Four Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were second baseman Kyle Kasser (2), center fielder Brewer Hicklen (1), Isbel (1) and left fielder Colby Schultz (1).
Five Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Kasser (2), Hicklen (1),Isbel (1), Carrasco (1) and first baseman Nick Pratto (1).
The Wilmington Blue Rocks were two for four with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
On the pitching side, Rocks starter Daniel Tillo pitched seven strong innings, as he had six hits, one walk, five strikeouts and earned the win ( seventh of the season).
Collin Snider would finish the game out for the pitching staff as he would go two innings, one hit,one strikeout and earned the save (second of the season).
Rocks Take Early Lead With A Run In The First Inning
The Rocks did not waste any time finding the scoreboard as the team scored a run in the bottom of the first inning.
The run in the inning came from Dennicher Carrasco who would hit into a sacrifice fly which allowed Kyle Kasser to score to give the Rocks a 1-0 lead.
Rocks Add Four Runs In Eighth & Pitching Seals The Win
In the top of the eighth inning, Rocks starting pitcher Daniel Tillo would exit the game but the young pitcher had a strong game on the mound with only allowing six hits in seven innings. Tillo went seven innings,six hits, one walk, five strikeouts and earned the win.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Rocks would add some much needed cushion to their lead as the team scored four runs in the inning.
The first three runs of the inning came from Kyle Isbel who would hit a triple to right field which scored Colby Schultz, Kyle Kasser and Brewer Hicklen to extend the Rocks lead to 4-0.
The next batter up would be Dennicher Carrasco who would hit a line drive single to right field which would score Isbel to expand Rocks lead to 5-0.
In the top of the ninth inning, it was all up to Rocks pitcher Collin Snider to seal the 5-0 win which he did just that as he only gave up one hit in the inning. Snider went two innings, one hit,one strikeout and earned the save.
Rocks go on the road to take on the Down East Wood Ducks on July 26th at 7:00pm ET.