FredNats lose 6-2
J.T. Arruda homered and continued his hot streak at the plate, but Down East took game three of the series Thursday in Fredericksburg.
The Wood Ducks took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, and Maxwell Romero broke up the no-no with a single. The FredNats managed only three hits in the game – Romero’s single, Arruda’s homer in the 8th inning, and a double from Jared McKenzie in the 9th.
Down East hit two solo home runs off Bryan Caceres in the 3rd to lead 2-0, and the Wood Ducks scored one in the 4th and added three insurance runs in the 9th.
Tyler Schoff was a bright spot out of the FredNat pen, pitching two scoreless innings with five strikeouts. He lowers his ERA in the month of August to below 2.00.
Carolina lost at Kannapolis, so the FredNats maintain their 3.5 game lead in the Carolina League North Division with 16 games to play. The two teams will be back at it Friday night.