After the Salem Red Sox swept a doubleheader on Monday, Winston-Salem responded with a mighty offensive effort on Tuesday.
The Red Sox scored first inning runs in both games to set the tone in Monday’s doubleheader, grabbing two wins from the visiting Dash to begin a five-game, four-day series at LewisGale Field. In the opener, Salem soared to a 5-0 lead and held on for a 5-4 victory, while the Sox saw there 3-0 lead erased in game two, only to score the final three runs in a 6-3 triumph.
While the Salem Red Sox have not won a game by multiple runs since May 17, another one-run triumph made for a happy Sunday evening in the Roanoke Valley.
The Salem Red Sox threatened constantly but rarely capitalized on Saturday night. Despite 12 hits and seven walks, with multiple baserunners in eight different innings, the Sox mustered three measly runs and stranded a dozen runners in their 5-3 loss to Myrtle Beach.
Henry Owens took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Henry Ramos smacked a bases loaded single to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth, leading the Salem Sox past the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3-2 in front of a season best crowd of 5,005 at LewisGale Field.
Jayson Werth and his beard combined to go 2-for-3 with an RBI single that tied the game in the sixth inning, helping the Potomac Nationals down the Salem Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday night.
Potomac used a six-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth to score all of its runs in an improbable 9-8 victory over the Salem Red Sox on Wednesday night at Pfitzner Stadium.
With the Salem Red Sox trailing 4-3 entering the top of the ninth, it looked like yet another painful loss on the way. But after pestering Potomac pitching all evening, the Salem bats prevailed once more in the ninth.
Despite a late two-RBI double from second baseman Jose Garcia, the Potomac Nationals held on to defeat the Salem Red Sox 5-2 at Pfitzner Stadium on Monday.