After having their winning streak snapped at six games in a lopsided loss to Lynchburg on Friday night, the Frederick Keys returned the favor tonight, ending the Hillcats' winning streak at six with a 4-3, 11-inning victory in a Class A Carolina League game before 6,179 at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Keys got the winning run when Ivanon Coffie hit a ground ball toward second base with two outs and the bases loaded in the 11th inning. Lynchburg's Derrick Lankford broke for the ball and was late covering first base, allowing Coffie to leg out an infield single and score Luis Matos from third base.
The Keys' season-high six-game winning streak, during which Frederick pitchers combined for a 1.67 ERA, was snapped Friday in a 14-3 loss to Lynchburg (36-33). But Rick Bauer provided the Keys (36-33) with a quality start tonight, yielding three runs on seven hits over seven innings while striking out eight.
Frederick jumped ahead in the first inning, when Darnell McDonald extended his hitting streak to seven games with a leadoff double. The Keys added to their lead in the third inning.
Lynchburg bounced back in the sixth inning, scoring three runs before Frederick recorded an out.
Frederick tied the game at 3 in the sixth when Franky Figueroa grounded into a run-scoring double play.