Kelly Shines But It’s Not Enough

Four RBI-Hits Propel Keys Forward But Nats Win 6-5

Keys 2B Ty Kelly extended his season-high hit streak to 16 games with a flurry of four consecutive RBI-hits but it was not enough for Frederick as the Keys fell in walk-off fashion 6-5 to Potomac. Kelly drove home the last four Frederick runs going 4-for-5 with two doubles in the game.

Frederick tied the contest in the top of the ninth inning with a two-out rally. RF Jeremy Nowak kept the Keys alive with a line drive double to right-center field. Next up was Kelly who fell behind no balls, two strikes. He fought back though lining an RBI-single to centerfield to know the game at 5-apiece.

Potomac though would not let the game reach extras. After a leadoff double was thrown out at third on a failed sacrifice bunt, Keys reliever Jason Gurka retired a pinch hitter on a soft infield pop up. Gurka then hit leadoff hitter Blake Kelso to put runners at first and second base and up came pinch hitter Adrian Sanchez. Sanchez lined a game-winning single to center field to score the lead runner and end the game.

The Keys now head to Salem for a three game series against the Salem Red Sox. First pitch of the opener is set for 6:05 p.m. Saturday, July 7th with LHP Tim Berry getting the start for the Keys. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior on 1450-AM The Source.

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