The Frederick Keys opened the second half of the season Thursday night in much the same way they ended the first.
They fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2 at Frawley Stadium, marking their seventh straight loss and 12th in a row on the road.
The Keys scored a single run in the seventh and eighth innings, but it was not enough to stave off their 15th loss in 16 games.
DL Hall struggled with his command for a second consecutive start and took the loss to fall to 2-3. He allowed two earned runs in the first inning. But, over the course of his five innings, he surrendered only one hit.
Cody Sedlock then pitched two innings of relief following an extended rest. Normally a starter, Sedlock gave up an earned run on two hits and struck out three.
Earlier in the day, the Keys said goodbye to two of their nine All-Star players, as infielder Willy Yahn and outfielder Cole Billingsley were promoted to Double-A Bowie.
Outfielder Jake Ring was also released from his contract.