Salem fights off Down East rally in 4-2 win
Jhonathan Diaz had a solid outing for the Sox, allowing just the one run and striking out three in five and two-thirds.
With the score tied at 2-2 in the eight, Nick Sciortino reached on a dropped third strike. Michael Osinski entered the game as a pinch runner and advanced on a passed ball. Jagger Rusconi singled to reclaim the lead, 3-2 and Victor Acosta singled to give Salem 4-2 insurance.
Andrew Schwaab closed down the contest and earned his seventh save of the season.
Salem Red Sox vs. Down East Wood Ducks Thursday, July 18. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM EST.
RHP Dylan Thompson vs. TBA
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