Three Salem pitchers limited the Alexandria offense to only one badhop single last night as the Redbirds blanked the Dukes, 6-0, at windchilled Four Mile Run Park.
Alexandria's only hit came in the seventh inning off Crucito Carvajal, the third Redbird hurler. Designated hitter Chris Hudson, a 1979 Alexandria Mariner debuting with the '80 Dukes, drilled a grounder into the hole which appeared playable for Salem shortstop Carlos Rios. But the ball bounced high and off of the infielder's glove into left field.
Salem got all the scoring it needed after only four batters. Duke lefty Bob Vorisek, making his first start and only his second appearance of the season, walked leadoff hitter Rios and hit second baseman Bill Wagg on the ankle with a sinking fast ball. After the runners were sacrificed along by Mike Quade, designated hitter Terry Salazar doubled into the left field corner scoring the first two Redbird runs.
The Dukes, now the losers of two straight games, managed only three balls out of the infield off the right handers Art Ray (no hits, four strike outs in three innings), former Alexandria Mariner Pete Garrity (no hits, two strikeouts in three innings) and Carvajal (one hit, two stike outs in three innings).