Keys split, retain 3 1/2 -game lead

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

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Frederick Keys defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 3-1, in the first game of last night's doubleheader at Frawley Stadium.

In the second game, Wilmington won, 5-4, in 10 innings.

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

Wilmington pitcher Dilson Torres took the loss in the first game. And he wasn't even at the game. Torres, who was promoted to Double-A Memphis July 7, started the game for Wilmington 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. He singled, advanced to second on a balk, went to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Bartee started the scoring in last night's continuation as well. He led off the third inning with his ninth home run, 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 Keys third baseman Eric Chavez threw him out to end the inning.

Frederick added an insurance run in the eighth. Harry Berrios singled with two outs and scored when Wilmington shortstop Felix Martinez dropped Chavez's fly ball.

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

In other action involving Orioles' minor-league teams:

* BAYSOX: Edgar Alfonso 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 an Eastern League game.

Before a sellout crowd of 5,952, Bowie (70-51) won its fifth straight.

Alfonso hit a double that scored Jack Voigt in the top of the second for the first run of the game. Curtis Goodwin then drove home Doug Lindsey in the fourth for a 2-0 lead.

Joe Borowski (2-3) got the win in relief of Vaughn Eshelman, pitching the final three innings. He gave up one hit, struck out five and walked one. Don Perigny (6-8) took the loss for Portland.

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