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Mudcats salvage victory Sunday against Frederick

Reed Harper, Johan Camargo and Keith Curcio each hit home runs and Seth Webster struck out eight over seven innings as the Carolina Mudcats salvaged a victory in the finale of a three-game series in Frederick with a 6-1 win against the Keys on Sunday afternoon.

The victory lifted the Mudcats (61-58, 27-23) into a 3-3 finish in their six-game road trip through Wilmington and Frederick. It was also Carolina’s only win in the series over the Keys (58-62, 26-24) at Nymeo Field.

Webster (W, 8-6, 2.52) earned the win and allowed just one unearned run over seven innings pitched. He struck out eight in the victory, did not issue a walk and gave up six hits. He left a runner at third in the first, allowed an unearned run while escaping a bases-loaded jam in the second and lowered his league best earned run average to 2.52 ERA on the season. Webster used 83 pitches in the victory with 63 counting for strikes.

Frederick starter Luis Gonzalez (L, 5-10, 6.84) held the Mudcats scoreless through the third before giving up two runs, including a leadoff home run to Harper in the fourth. The home run was Harper’s first of the season and second in his professional career. Camargo followed with a single to left, and a sacrifice fly to right by Curcio brought in Camargo as the go-ahead run. Camargo moved to third before scoring after a throwing error and failed a pickoff attempt by Gonzalez.

Gonzalez worked through the fifth and allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out five while taking the loss.

The Mudcats are off Monday but return to action at Five County Stadium on Tuesday night against the Salem Red Sox with the first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sunday’s box score

Carolina

ab

r

h

bi

Curcio 2b

3

1

1

2

Lien cf

5

0

1

0

Peterson lf

5

1

1

0

Schrader 1b

5

0

2

0

Odom c

3

0

1

1

Meneses rf

5

0

1

0

Harper 3b

4

1

1

1

Briceno dh

4

1

1

0

Camargo ss

4

2

3

2

Totals

38

6

12

6

Frederick

ab

r

h

bi

Hart cf

4

0

2

0

Gold rf

4

0

0

0

Sawyer 1b

4

0

1

0

Wynns c

4

0

0

0

Mederos dh

4

1

1

0

Marin ss

3

0

1

0

Caronia 2b

3

0

2

0

Witt 3b

3

0

0

0

J. Gonzalez lf

3

0

0

1

Totals

32

1

7

1

Carolina

000

202

110

6

12

1

Frederick

010

000

000

1

7

1

E — Harper, L. Gonzalez. DP–Carolina 1, Frederick 1. LOB–Carolina 10, Frederick 5. 2B–Schrader, Hart, Sawyer. HR—Harper 1 (1), Camargo 1 (1), Curcio 1 (3). SF–Curcio. SB–Hart 1 (23).

CarolinaIP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Webster (W, 8-6)

7

6

1

0

0

8

Jackson

1

0

0

0

0

0

Roney

1

1

0

0

0

1

FrederickIP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

L. Gonzalez (L, 5-10)

5

6

2

1

1

5

Nowottnick

2

4

3

3

1

0

Rheault

1

1

1

1

0

2

Wheeler

1

1

0

0

1

0

WP-L. Gonzalez. HBP-Curcio by L. Gonzalez.

T-2:39. A-4,931.

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