The Salem Avalanche scored in each of the first three innings en route to an 8-3 Class A Carolina League victory tonight over the Frederick Keys before 6,163 at Harry Grove Stadium.

The loss was the third straight for Frederick (4-4). The Keys fell to Salem (4-3) for the sixth time in the last eight games.

Salem, the worst-hitting team in the Carolina League, rattled Frederick's pitchers for the second straight night. The Avalanche pounded 13 hits to go with 16 in Thursday's 11-0 win.

Shawn Chacon earned the victory, allowing four hits and striking out six over six innings against one of the league's top hitting teams. The Keys had six hits overall, contributing to a four-game slump in which they are batting under .200.

During that span, Frederick has been without both Luis Matos and Jayson Werth. Both players batted around .300 before being promoted to Class AA Bowie this week.

Salem scored four runs in the first two innings. With no outs in the first, Jody Gerut's sacrifice fly knocked home Jerome Alviso from third. Todd Sears then doubled and scored on Miguel Correa's single.

The Avalanche loaded the bases with one out in the second, when Brian Keck's grounder slipped past shortstop Eddy Martinez, scoring Doug Livingston and Chone Figgins.

Martinez made up for it in the bottom half, singling up the middle to score Chris Paxton and Ntema Ndungidi.

But Salem answered with another run in the third, while Chacon shut down the Keys' batters, retiring nine of his last 10.

Frederick committed three errors to create a total of 13 over the past three games.

BAYSOX 11, AEROS 0: Bowie right-hander Josh Towers fired a four-hitter and struck out 10 for his second shutout of the season.

Carlos Casimiro and Brian Rust both homered for Bowie, which snapped a two-game losing skid to improve to 45-34.

Catcher Jayson Werth, playing his fourth game for the Baysox since his promotion from Frederick, went 4 for 5, driving in two runs and scoring three.

Bowie spread out its offensive outpouring, scoring four runs in the fifth inning, and two runs in the second, third and seventh innings off two Akron pitchers. The Baysox capped off the evening with one run in the eighth.

WARTHOGS 2, CANNONS 1: Winston-Salem starter Josh Fogg and two relievers combined to hold visiting Potomac (2-4) to one run on seven hits, wasting an eight-inning, five-hit performance by Cannons starter Finley Woodward.

Rob Macrory had two hits and Potomac's only RBI, and Andy Bevins added two hits. Aaron Rowand had two hits and a solo home run for Winston-Salem (4-3).