Keys split, retain 3 1/2 -game lead

August 17, 1994|By Brad Snyder | Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Frederick Keys split a doubleheader with the Wilmington Blue Rocks last night at Frawley Stadium.

The Keys took the first game, 3-1, but Wilmington won the nightcap, 5-4, in 10 innings.

The Keys' second-half lead over the first-half league-champion Blue Rocks in the Single-A Carolina League's Northern Division remained at 3 1/2 games.

Wilmington's Dilson Torres took the loss in the first game. And he wasn't even at the game. Torres, who was promoted to the Double-A Memphis Chicks on July 7, started the game for Wilmington on June 27 when it was called by rain after 1 1/2 innings.

Frederick led 1-0 when the game was stopped. Keys leadoff man Kimera Bartee had scored the only run.

Bartee started the scoring in last night's continuation as well. He led off the third inning with his ninth homer, giving Frederick a 2-0 lead.

The Blue Rocks scored in the seventh on a two-out double by Rod Myers and a single by Raul Gonzales. But Gonzales took too wide a turn around first and third baseman Eric Chavez threw him out to end the inning.

Winning pitcher Matt Jarvis allowed five hits and struck out four in seven innings.

In the second game, Frederick squandered a bases-loaded opportunity in the top of the 10th by hitting into an inning-ending double play.

Wilmington's Felix Martinez led off the bottom of the inning with a double and scored on a sacrifice bunt when Frederick second baseman Lincoln Martin mishandled B. J. Waszgis' throw to first base.

Frederick and Wilmington combined for nine errors in the game.

"We had our chances and we made a lot of mistakes," Frederick manager Mike O'Berry said. "We can't dwell on these games. We're still where we were when the game started."

* BAYSOX: Edgar Alfonzo doubled home Hector Vargas in the top of the 10th inning to lead Bowie to a 3-2 win over the Sea Dogs in Portland, Maine, in the Double-A Eastern League.

Before a sellout crowd of 5,952, Bowie won its fifth straight.

Joe Borowski (2-3) got the win in relief of Vaughn Eshelman.

* RED WINGS: Arthur Rhodes, the American League Pitcher of the Week earlier this month, gave up three runs and five hits in three innings in Rochester's 3-2 loss to the Chiefs in Syracuse, N.Y., in the Triple-A International League.

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