Wilson Slices Up Pelicans In 8-2 Romp

Tyler Wilson Allows Just Two Base Runners in First Seven Innings

FREDERICK, MD –Keys starting pitcher Tyler Wilson carved up the Pelicans as Frederick rolled over the Pelicans 8-2 in front of 6,123 fans at Harry Grove Stadium.

Wilson only allowed two runs to score through 7 1/3 innings after allowing five hits and no walks while collecting seven strikeouts.

Astoundingly, up until the eighth inning, Wilson had only allowed two base runners to reach through seven innings. Wilson has now gone 27 1/3 consecutive innings without allowing a walk.

From the end of the third until the end of the seventh inning, Wilson retired 13 straight batters. It wasn’t until the eighth inning Myrtle Beach even had a runner in scoring position.

In a game that saw the Keys celebrate their seven millionth fan to come through the gates, the Keys maintain their spot atop first place and are now 23-24 in the North Division during the second half.

While Wilson was seemingly untouchable, the Keys’ offense came to life against Myrtle Beach, scoring eight runs on eleven hits and drawing five walks.

The Keys put three runs on the board in the first inning, getting to starter Randy Henry early on. After Johnny Ruettiger led off with a walk, Jerome Peña singled to put runners on first and third with nobody out. Jeremy Nowak proceeded to hit them both home with a double, giving the Keys an early 2-0 lead with nobody out. An RBI groundout from Brenden Webb capped off the inning, letting the Keys score three times.

After a Garabez Rosa solo home run in the second off of Henry, they chased him out of the game after the third when Brenden Webb blasted a two-run home run to put Frederick up big 6-0.

With Wilson in control of the game, and despite it being just three innings old, was never in doubt from there.

Michael Mosby put an exclamation point on the game when he homered in the eighth inning to definitively put the Keys up 8-2.

Frederick will go for the series win tomorrow afternoon when LHP Trent Howard (3-8, 4.64 ERA) goes on the hill for the Keys. He’ll face RHP Randol Rojas (8-4, 3.26 ERA) of Myrtle Beach.

First pitch is scheduled for 2 PM and live coverage starts at 1:40 PM on 1450-AM The Source and online at WTHU.org.

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