FREDERICK, Md. — Jomar Reyes’ two-run homer highlighted a three-run bottom of the first inning that helped lift the Frederick Keys to a 4-1 win over the Salem Red Sox at Nymeo Field on Saturday evening.
Reyes took Salem starter Kutter Crawford’s offering over the left field wall to give Frederick an early 2-0 lead. Later in the inning, Trevor Craport singled home J.C. Escarra to make it 3-0 Keys after an inning.
Salem got a run back in the top of the fourth inning on a solo home run from Jarren Duran off Keys’ starter David Lebron to make it 3-1. Eduard Bozardo tossed four shutout innings of relief to keep the Sox within shouting distance.
However, Steven Klimek and Travis Seabrooke combined to allow only three hits and two walks in the final five innings to preserve Frederick’s victory. Will Robertson added an insurance run for Frederick in the bottom of the eighth inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Craport.
Klimek earned the victory, running his record to 2-1, while Seabrook notched his second save of the season. Crawford was saddled with the loss and saw his record drop to 3-2.
ON DECK: The Sox play their final game of seven-game road trip with a 1 p.m. first pitch against the Keys. Cody Sedlock (2-0, 1.71) gets the ball for Frederick against a starter for Salem that has yet to be named.