FREDERICK, MD., AUG. 27 -- Frederick scored 13 runs over the first four innings and coasted to a 14-2 Carolina League win over Winston-Salem tonight at Harry Grove Stadium before a festive crowd of 5,795.
Erick Schullstrom (1-0), the Keys' second pick in the June draft from Fresno State, got the win in his first start of the season. Despite control problems, he pitched five strong innings, holding the Spirits to two runs on three hits. He struck out three and walked four. Travis Willis (0-1) was the loser.
Frederick (29-28), which holds a three-game lead in the Northern Division over Prince William, battered Winston-Salem pitchers for 15 hits, including a home run and three triples. In the first inning, the Keys scored four runs on four hits and a walk, all with two out.
Tyrone Kingwood started the assault when he got on board with a walk, advanced to third on Melvin Wearing's ground ball through the left side and scored on Pete Rose's line drive single to left center. T.R. Lewis tripled to the wall in right center to score Wearing and Rose. Tim Holland smacked a single down the right field line to bring home Lewis.
Frederick erupted for six runs on seven hits, taking an overpowering 10-0 lead in the third. All of the runs were scored with none out. Wearing (.304 average), making his 14th appearance since being brought up from Wausau, crushed a leadoff home run over the left field wall. Rose singled to the gap in right-center and Lewis walked, which spelled the end for Willis.