The Alexandria Dukes scored nine runs on nine hits in the sixth inning and routed the Salem Redbirds, 11-2, last night at Four Mile Run Park.
The Dukes won the season series, 18-2.
Trailing, 2-0, the Dukes sent 14 batters to the plate in scoring the most runs in one inning this season. Five straight singles produced three runs to open the inning and after a sacrifice and a walk, Andy Snaith singled for a 5-2 lead. Marvin Clack followed with a two-run single and Rick Renteria then hit his 12th home run, a long, high drive over the right-center wall.
Renteria doubled home two runs in the seventh and with the hit broke John Schaive's 1981 club record for hits in a season with 139. Renteria, now hitting .342, had three hits and four runs batted in for the game and now has 90 RBI for the season.
Lee Marscheskie (8-2) was the beneficiary of the outburst. He pitched the final six innings, allowing only two hits and a run. Jim Winn, working his way back from an arm injury, pitched his limit of three innings, set by the Dukes coaches.