FredNats rally, beat Salem in ten innings
From the FredNats:
The Fredericksburg Nationals scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning of Thursday’s game against the Salem Red Sox, prevailing 7-4 for their second win in a row.
Cole Daily brought home Viandel Peña on a fielder’s choice for the game-winning run, and two additional insurance runs scored without a base hit as the FredNats improved to 2-0 in extra-inning games.
Bryan Peña pitched well over 5.2 innings in his start for Fredericksburg, but allowed an unearned run in the first after an error on a pickoff throw followed by a fielding error. Peña allowed another run in the third on a two-out RBI single from Joe Davis to put the Red Sox ahead 2-0.
The FredNats strung together three doubles in the fourth inning to score four runs and take a lead against Salem starter Ryan Zeferjahn. Telmito Agustin and Daily hit back-to-back two-baggers to get Fredericksburg on the board, and Allan Berríos tied the game with an RBI single. Jake Randa won an eight-pitch battle against Zeferjahn, lacing a two-run double down the right field line to give the FredNats a 4-2 lead.
It was Salem’s turn to respond in the sixth, as Nick Northcut lined an RBI double down the left field line and Dean Miller chopped a double to shallow center to tie the game 4-4. Amos Willingham (W, 2-0) allowed an inherited runner to score, but took the game through the ninth with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Devon Roedahl (L, 1-1) worked a hitless ninth for the Red Sox, but allowed a sharp single to Jeremy De La Rosa to lead off the tenth. With runners at second and third and one out, Daily chopped a grounder towards second that sent Peña charging home. He was tagged before touching the plate, but catcher Alex Erro lost control of the ball and the FredNats took a 5-4 lead. De La Rosa scored on a wild pitch, Ricardo Méndez drove in Daily with a sacrifice fly, and Tanner Driskill (S, 2) retired the Red Sox in order in the tenth to seal the win.