Rocks Hitters Blast Salem’s Pitching In Game One Of Double Header To Earn A Split

( Photo: Brad Glazier)

The Blue Rocks had a double header on Wednesday as the team took a 11-2 win in the first game and lost 3-1 in the second one to split the double header at Frawley Stadium.

The game we are going to focus on is the first one of the double header where the Rocks won 11-2.

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The Rocks are Spongebob and Salem was definitely Patrick in this 11-2  blowout win for Wilmington. 

The RBIs in the game came from right fielder Brewer Hicklen (4),center fielder Kyle Isbel (1), left fielder Tyler Hill (1), DH Dennicher Carrasco (3), first baseman Nick Pratto (1) and third baseman Kyle Kasser (1).

Five Blue Rocks players had runs in the win and they were second baseman Ricky Aracena (2), Hicklen (3), Hill (1), Isbel (4) and Carrasco (1).

Six Wilmington hitters gained a hit in the win and they were Aracena (1), Hicklen (3), Isbel (4), Hill (2),Carrasco (3) and Kasser (1).

The Wilmington Blue Rocks were five for eight with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

Brewer Hicklen hit two home runs and Kyle Isbel hit a solo home run in the 11-2 win.

On the pitching side, Rocks starter Kris Bubic for the most part had a decent four innings in a shortened seven inning game. Bubic went four innings, two earned runs, two runs,four hits,two walks and four strikeouts.

Robert Garcia would relieve Bubic, as he went three innings,one hit, two strikeouts and earned the win (third of the season).

Hicklen’s Home Run Gets Rocks Early Lead

This would be a very run heavy production game for the Rocks and it would start right away in the first inning.

The Blue Rocks would take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Brewer Hicklen hit a two run home run to center field.

Rocks Score Four Runs In The Third Inning To Extend Lead

The Rocks were not happy with a two run lead as the team would add four more runs in the third inning to extend their lead to 6-0.

The first run of the inning came from the bat of Brewer Hicklen who would hit a double to left field which scored Ricky Aracena to extend the Rocks lead to 3-0.

The next two runs of the inning came from Dennicher Carrasco who would hit a soft ground ball single to center field which scored Hicklen and Kyle Isbel to give the Rocks a 5-0 lead.

The last run of the inning for the Rocks came from Kyle Kasser who would hit a soft fly ball to left field for a single which scored Carrasco to expand the team’s lead to 6-0.

Sox Score Two Runs In Fourth Inning

The Rocks starting pitcher Kris Bubic would leave after four innings where he threw three shutout innings. The only blemish on Bubic’s start was in the fourth inning when he gave up two runs. Bubic went four innings, two earned runs, two runs,four hits,two walks and four strikeouts.

The two runs that Bubic gave up in the fourth inning was to Salem’s Tanner Nishioka who would hit a line drive single to center field which scored Ryan Fitzgerald and Keith Curcio. Nishioka’s two RBIs would decrease Rocks lead to 6-2.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Rocks would answer back by scoring two runs of their own to increase the lead to 8-2.

The first run of the bottom of the fourth inning for the Rocks came from Tyler Hill who would hit a line drive single to center field which scored Brewer Hicklen to give their team a 7-2 lead.

The second run of the inning came from the bat of Dennicher Carrasco who would hit a line drive single to right field which scored Kyle Isbel to give Rocks a 8-2 lead.

Rocks Score Three Runs In the Sixth Inning To Seal Win

The Rocks wanted to add a little more cushion to their lead in the sixth inning where the team scored three runs to extend the lead to 11-2.

The first run of the inning came from the man of night for the Rocks  which was Brewer Hicklen who hit a solo home run to right center field which gave the team a 9-2 lead.

The next batter up for the Rocks was Kyle Isbel who would hit a solo home run to right field as well which expanded the lead to 10-2.

The last run of the game for the Rocks would come from Nick Pratto  who would hit into a sacrifice fly but that would allow Tyler Hill to score to give the team a 11-2 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, it was all up to Rocks pitcher Robert Garcia who was dominant in the two previous innings. Garica would fly through the inning as he saw four batters which he would get a force out, ground out and fly out to seal the Rocks win.

Garcia went three innings,one hit, two strikeouts and earned the win.

Rocks close the series out with the Red Sox tomorrow at 6:35 pm ET.

 

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