FREDERICK, MD., MAY 31 -- Chuck Ricci and Todd Stephan held Salem to two hits and the Keys' bats finally came to life after scoring just two runs in 22 innings as Frederick defeated Salem, 7-1, tonight and gained a split of the teams' Carolina League doubleheader before 3,378 at Harry Grove Stadium.

In the opener, Salem's Paul Miller and Jim Czajkowski combined for a seven-hit, 3-0 shutout of Frederick.

The Buccaneers moved on top early in the first game as Greg Simms walked to lead off the first inning, advanced to third on a hit-and-run fielder's choice and scored when Domingo Merejo singled for his league-leading 38th RBI.

The Buccaneers got two insurance runs in the sixth as Merejo walked and scored on Tim Hine's triple into the right field corner. Hines then scored on Darwin Pennye's fly out.

In the second game, Salem capitalized on two walks, an error and a hit batsman to take a 1-0 lead in the first.

Frederick came right back as Tony Beasley, Ricky Gutierrez and Mike Richardson singled, Beasley scoring. Ken Shamburg followed with a towering fly to the base of the warning track in right field, scoring Gutierrez and giving the Keys a 2-1 lead.

Tim Holland homered to deep left field in the second to make it 3-1. In the third, Richardson doubled and scored on Pete Rose's triple to make it 4-1.

The Keys added a run in the fourth as Holland and Tyrone Kingwood singled back to back and Holland scored as second baseman Flavio Williams attempted to turn a double play and threw wildly to first.