A standing-room-only crowd of 9,122 came to Harry Grove Stadium tonight, in part to see a postgame fireworks display. By the third inning, however, visiting Wilmington had provided enough fireworks to last the evening.
Down 4-0, Frederick fell even further behind in the third when the Blue Rocks sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring six more times to build a 10-0 lead en route to a 14-3 win in a Class A Carolina League game.
The Keys (13-16) played a contributing role in the blowout, committing five errors in the first five innings, leading to five unearned runs.
It was the Keys' first loss in four games. They started the day three games behind first-place Lynchburg in the Northern Division.
Brandon Huntsman (4-4) lasted just three innings for the Keys, giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on nine hits. It was the right-hander's second straight loss.
The Keys scored twice in the fifth on Darnell McDonald's RBI single and Joey Hammond's bases-loaded walk.
Wilmington got three-run homers from Jeremy Hill and Joe Dillon.
Junior Guerrero (1-0) yielded two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings to earn his first win for the Blue Rocks, who improved to 12-16 in the second half of the season.
SEAWOLVES 8, BAYSOX 3: Shawn Wooten hit a two-run homer in the third inning to break a 2-2 tie and power host Erie to the win in a Class AA Eastern League game.
Wooten also singled twice in four at-bats and Benji Simonton went 3 for 3 for the first-place SeaWolves (57-43).
Bowie (54-45) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a home run by Luis Matos. The Baysox extended their lead to 2-0 in the second on an RBI groundout by Michael Lopez-Cao that scored Carlos Casimiro.