A big rally in the final inning of their second game on Friday wasn’t enough to prevent the Frederick Keys from getting swept in a doubleheader for the second time in three nights.
Despite scoring five runs in the seventh, the Keys lost 6-5 to the Carolina Mudcats in the second game of a doubleheader in Zebulon, North Carolina. The Mudcats won the first game 2-0. Lynchburg won two from the Keys on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep in Frederick.
On Friday, a bases loaded wild pitch with two outs in the seventh allowed Frederick’s Trevor Craport to score, narrowing Carolina’s lead to 6-5, and put runners on second and third. But Mudcats reliever Anthony Bender struck out Yeltsin Gudino to preserve the win.
Craport had a two-run single in the seventh. Robbie Thorburn and Ryan Ripken also had RBI singles.
Starter Blaine Knight (0-6), who gave up six earned runs in 4 1-3 innings, took the loss.
In the first game, Carolina got all the offense it needed when it scored two runs in the first inning off starter David Lebron (2-4).
Patrick Dorrian had three of Frederick’s five hits.