Viandel Pena scored on a wild pitch by Joey Stock in the top of the 10th inning, and Fredericksburg defeated Salem 8-7 on Tuesday in the opener of a six-game series at Carilion Clinic Field.
Nathan Hickey forced extra innings with a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth for Salem (33-31). Niko Kavadas went 2 for 5 with a double and his team-high 12th home run for the Red Sox.
Salem starter Angel Bastardo pitched four scoreless innings, striking out six.
The Sox entered Wednesday’s game against Fredericksburg in a three-way tie for second place in the Carolina League North Division. With two games remaining in the first half, they were one game behind Carolina.
Flyboys 9, River Turtles 4
Cameron LaLiberte hit a bases-clearing double to cap a five-run sixth inning, and Greeneville defeated host Pulaski in an Appalachian League game Tuesday at Calfee Park.
Christian Smith and Alec DeMartino homered for the River Turtles (8-10).