Frederick Keys 2, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1 (box score)
Frederick second baseman Jeff Kemp led off the fourth inning with a triple and the Keys scored two runs in the crucial frame, which was all they would need.
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Kemp, who went 2-for-4 with a triple and a double and one run scored.
W–David Hess (7-4). L–Paul Blackburn (5-5). S–Donnie Hart (1).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (66-46 overall, 25-18 second half), Frederick Keys (54-59, 22-21)
3Triples by Pelicans infielder Carlos Penalver this season after hitting one in the second inning
11Combined hits (Pelicans 6, Keys 5)
17Groundballs produced by Blackburn (14 for outs)
He said it
“[Blackburn] came out and created a really good tempo early. He just pounded the ball down in the zone and got a bunch of groundballs. He made one mistake in the fourth with an elevated fastball for a triple [by Kemp] and kind of pumped the brakes a little bit and pitched pretty defensive after that. After that inning, he came back and made some pitches when he needed to and didn't let it get away but the damage was done with those two runs and we just couldn't score again.” – Pelicans manager Mark Johnson
Who | Frederick Keys at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
When | 6:05 p.m. Saturday
Where | TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
Radio | 1450-AM