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HOKIE HIGH: Most everybody Steve Bumbry knew at Virginia Tech is out of school by now and either playing pro ball or working.
WILD AS CAN BE: Three ejections? A clutch hit from a star? A come-from-behind win? A battle between two former Hokies? The first professional pitching victory for a guy drafted three years ago? Saturday’s game will go in the books as a 3-2 victory for Salem over Frederick, but this one had subplots galore. TURNING POINT: The drama climaxed in the eighth, with the Sox trailing 2-1. With one out
HELLO, OFFENSE: Salem unloaded season highs in runs, hits and extra-base hits and got strong work from three pitchers to defeat Frederick 10-2 on Friday in front of 3,774 at Salem Memorial Ballpark. WHERE'S THAT BEEN? The Red Sox recorded just 14 hits combined in their most recent homestand against Carolina. They returned home from a 2-4 road trip and took control with seven runs in the first three innings.
Salem Red Sox ace Henry Owens picked a good time to have one of the longest innings of his professional career. Without his struggles in the first inning at Myrtle Beach last Saturday, the Roanoke Valley might have missed out on some radio gold. Sox broadcaster Evan Lepler got to spend the bottom half of that frame in the booth with one of his childhood heroes, Dennis Haskins - known
ZEBULON, N.C. - Ryan Battaglia's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a three-run rally for Carolina in a 5-4 win over the Salem Red Sox on Thursday. Salem (17-21) led 4-2 going to the bottom of the ninth, after solid pitching performances from starter Henry Owens and middle reliever Noe Ramirez . Ramirez and Owens allowed only two earned runs over seven innings, and Ott pitched
ZEBULON, N.C. - Matt Gedman doubled to cap a four-run uprising in the seventh inning, and the Salem Red Sox took advantage of some shaky defense to rally for a 5-4 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Wednesday at Five County Stadium. Trailing 4-1 entering the seventh, the Sox got hits from Keury De La Cruz and Brandon Jacobs to lead off the frame. David Renfroe's sacrifice fly cut the
ZEBULON, N.C. — Matthew Gedman’s eighth-inning home run proved to be the difference as the Sox ended their losing streak at six games with a 2-1 win over the Mudcats. Keury De La Cruz notched his 11th double of the year and then scored on a single by Blake Swihart to put Salem (16-20) up 1-0 after two innings. Salem starter Mike Augliera pitched six strong innings, giving up just
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.- Nick Martinez held the Salem Red Sox to three runs on six hits over six innings as the Pelicans completed a four-game sweep with an 8-3 victory on Monday. Salem has lost six straight. Sox-killer Drew Robinson had an RBI-double in the first inning as Mytle Beach jumped off to a 3-0 start. Salem plated a run in the third and two more in the fourth to
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Drew Robinson spoiled Salem's bid for a win for the second consecutive game, as his two-run triple in the seventh inning lifted the Pelicans to a 4-3 win on Sunday afternoon. Robinson's RBI single lifted the Pelicans to a 9-8 walk-off win over the Red Sox on Saturday. His seventh inning triple on Sunday extended Salem's slide to five games. Salem (15-19) went on the board
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Drew Robinson's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Pelicans a walk-off win over the Salem Red Sox on Saturday. Garin Cecchini hit a two-run single to help Salem (15-18) to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Myrtle Beach (22-13) hit a pair of two-run homers in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead. Brandon
On an average night, Garin Cecchini gets nine or 10 chances to secure a victory. While many players talk about hitting the reset button after every at-bat, the Carolina League's leading hitter breaks his battles down even further. "I'm just trying to win each pitch," said Cecchini, Salem's 22-year-old third baseman. "That's the kind of mind-set that I want to take and right now I am taking. Hopefully it will
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Victor Payano held Salem to just two hits over seven innings as the Pelicans earned a 5-1 win on Friday night. Myrtle Beach (21-13) took the lead in the fifth inning as Salem (15-17) starter William Cuevas' throw to first hit Drew Robinson in the back and allowed Jake Skole to score. Salem manager Billy McMillon was ejected from the game after arguing that Robinson was
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE: The Carolina Mudcats entered Thursday on a five-game losing streak and exited on a two-game winning streak. The Salem Red Sox entered with a winning record and left with a losing one. Carolina pitchers were the story at Salem Memorial Ballpark, as the Mudcats held the Sox to 10 combined hits in sweeping a doubleheader by scores of 2-1 and 4-1 in front of 2,667 at Salem
Back in the Groove: A rare hitless performance apparently didn’t sit well with Salem Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini. After going 0-for-5 in the final game of Salem’s road trip, the Carolina League’s leading hitter rebounded with two extra-base hits, including a two-run homer in the eighth inning that gave the Red Sox a 6-4 victory over Carolina in front of 1,533 at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Key Strokes: Cecchini
BALTIMORE — In his first full season in the majors, Manny Machado has proven to be quite adept on the field and very comfortable being the youngest player in the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse. The 20-year-old Machado is batting .309 with five homers and 21 RBIs, along with three steals in three attempts. At third base, he’s scooping up slow-rolling dribblers with his bare hand and throwing quickly and accurately to
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Red Sox scored five runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-3 win over the Dash in the series finale. Salem (14-14) notched three runs with two outs in the top of the first inning as Keury De La Cruz's ground-rule double plated Nick Natoli for the first run. Brandon Jacobs singled in De La Cruz, and Blake Swihart tripled in Jacobs. Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Salem second baseman Sean Coyle hit a pair of home runs and tallied five RBIs to lead the Red Sox to a win over Winston-Salem. Coyle took the first pitch of the game over the left field fence for his eighth home run of the year. After an error kept the Sox (13-14) alive in the second inning, Coyle hit a three-run shot to put the Sox
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Mark Tracy roughed up the Salem pitching staff to the tune of six RBIs and two home runs to lead the Dash to a 10-1 win over the Red Sox. Tracy hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third to open the scoring. The designated hitter then added a three-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend Winston-Salem's lead to 7-0.
WILMINGTON, Del. - After doubling to open the bottom of the 11th inning, Justin Trapp scored on a sacrifice fly by Jorge Bonifacio to give Wilmington a 7-6 win over Salem, its third win in the four-game series. Salem led early, scoring twice in the second inning and three times in the third. Henry Ramos drove in his second run of the day in the fifth inning to put Salem
WILMINGTON, Del. -- With one swing, a game that had been tied since the fifth inning came to an abrupt end. Cheslor Cuthbert launched a towering walk-off-homer in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Wilmington Blue Rocks a 3-2 victory over the Salem Red Sox on Wednesday at Frawley Stadium. The Sox (12-12) got six solid innings from starter Kyle Kaminska but fell to Wilmington (11-15) for the second
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jorge Bonifacio and Kenny Diekroeger tallied three RBIs apiece to lead Wilmington to a 10-3 win over the Salem Red Sox on Tuesday. Bonifacio belted a two-run homer for Wilmington (10-15) in the first inning and the Blue Rocks tacked on two more in the third. Salem (12-11) cut the lead to 4-2 after a solo home run by Garin Cecchini in the top of the sixth
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