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Carolina Mudcats shut out for 2nd straight loss to Frederick Keys

Frederick’s Mikey O’Brien and Stefan Crichton combined to strike out eight and scatter seven hits while leading the Keys to a 1-0 shutout over the Carolina Mudcats on Saturday night at Nymeo Field in Frederick. The loss was Carolina’s second straight in the series and their 11th shutout loss of the season.

Yaisel Mederos led off the Frederick second with a double and scored two batters later on a single to right by Anthony Caronia. The single was allowed by Carolina starter Blair Walters and was the only run scored by either side in the game. Walters (L, 5-6, 2.72) pitched through the seventh and allowed just the second inning run while striking out five. He also walked one and scattered four hits in the loss.

O’Brien (W, 2-4, 2.05) retired the first 11 batters he faced and blanked the Mudcats over 71/3 innings pitched. He stranded two men on base in the fourth and sixth while maneuvering through jams in both innings.

The Mudcats left seven men on base in the loss and finished 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

The Keys improved to 2-10 against the Mudcats in 2015. The series concludes Sunday afternoon with Seth Webster starting for the Mudcats against Luis Gonzalez and the Keys.

Saturday’s box score

Carolina

ab

r

h

bi

Curcio, CF

4

0

1

0

Giardina, DH

4

0

2

0

Lien, PR-DH

0

0

0

0

Peterson, LF

4

0

2

0

Schrader, 1B

3

0

0

0

Franco, 3B

4

0

1

0

Odom, C

4

0

0

0

Krietemeier, RF

4

0

1

0

Camargo, SS

3

0

0

0

Harber, 2B

3

0

0

0

Totals

33

0

7

0

Frederick

ab

r

h

bi

Hart, CF

3

0

1

0

Witt, 3B

2

0

1

0

Sawyer, 1B

3

0

0

0

Wynns, C

3

0

0

0

Mederos, DH

3

1

1

0

Marin, SS

3

0

0

0

Caronia, 2B

2

0

1

1

Bierfeldt, RF

2

0

0

0

Gold, PH-RF

1

0

0

0

Gonzalez, LF

2

0

0

0

Totals

25

1

4

1

Carolina

000

000

000

0

7

1

Frederick

010

000

000

1

4

0

E — Camargo. DP– Carolina 3, Frederic 0. LOB– Carolina 7, Frederick 2. 2B–Krietemeier, Hart, Mederos. SB– Curcio, 1 (14).

CarolinaIP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Walters (L, 5-6)

7

4

1

1

1

5

Tate

1

0

0

0

1

1

FrederickIP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

O’Brien (W, 2-4)

71/3

6

0

0

1

6

Crichton (S, 1)

12/3

1

0

0

0

2

T-2:01. A-7,866.

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