Frederick Keys 6, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 0
Highlighted by first baseman Aderlin Rodriguez’s two-run home run, Frederick jumped on the Pelicans for four runs in the first inning and never looked back.
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Rodriguez, who continued his hot start to the season. He was a triple shy of the cycle Saturday as he went 3-for-5 for the second straight night to help Frederick to a pair of wins.
He said it
It was a game we were never really in. In the first inning, they got a walk [to start] and we made an error and they hit a home run. We ended up with 30-something pitches in the first inning, they got four runs and we didn’t do much offensively until we had a couple of opportunities late in the game[Second baseman Ian] Happ had his best game, reaching all four times.We had a chance. One inning, we had two on and didn’t get anybody in and, in the eighth, we had first and third and [first baseman Yasiel] Balaguert hit a bullet that turned into a double play. … It was just one of those things, and I’ve never seen a team win if it doesn’t score a run and we just didn’t score any runs tonight.
W–Matthew Grimes (1-0, 0.00 ERA). L–Trevor Clifton (0-1, 9.00).
By the numbers
1Extra-base hit by Myrtle Beach (Happ, double)
8Men left on base by both Myrtle Beach and Frederick.
13Strikeouts recorded by the Pelicans pitching staff. Clifton, James Farris, James Pugliese had four each, and David Berg struck out one
.182Pelicans shortstop Gleyber Torres’ batting average after three games. Torres is the Cubs’ No. 1 prospect, according to Baseball America.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1-2, Frederick Keys 2-1
Who: Frederick Keys at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
When: 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Where: TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark