Eddy Martinez hit a two-out single up the middle to score Pappy Ndungidi in the bottom of the 11th inning tonight, giving the Frederick Keys a 6-5 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a Class A Carolina League game at Harry Grove Stadium.
In a game that went back and forth all night, Martinez provided the Keys (15-16) with offensive punch at the bottom of the order. He collected his first home run of the season in the seventh, a two-run shot that cut Wilmington's lead to 4-3.
In the last meeting between these teams this season, former Frederick player Decomba Conner did his best to upend his former teammates, going 3 for 5 with two RBI, including his first home run of the season.
After three scoreless innings, the Blue Rocks (13-18) got on the board in the fourth when third baseman Joe Dillon hit a solo home run to left-center. Wilmington scored a run in each of the next three innings with Dillon adding his second homer of the game in the seventh.
The Keys' Darnell McDonald followed Martinez's home run in the bottom of the inning with a single and scored to tie the game at 4 on Joey Hammond's sacrifice fly.
In the top of the 10th, Wilmington pulled ahead by a run when Vic Radcliff singled, stole second and scored two batters later on Wylie Campbell's base hit up the middle.
It looked as though the game would continue beyond the 11th, when losing pitcher Donnie Delaney retired the first two Frederick batters he faced. But after issuing a two-out walk to Ndungidi, Delaney threw a wild pitch, allowing Ndungidi to advance into scoring position. Delaney's miscue hurt him when Ndungidi scored the winning run on Martinez's base hit.
This was the eighth straight extra-inning win for Frederick.
PHILLIES 6, BAYSOX 3: Jimmy Rollins, Gary Burnham and Pat Burrell each homered to help host Reading to its fourth straight Class AA Eastern League win. Rollins hit a solo shot, his sixth of the season, while Burnham hit a three-run homer, his 10th, both in the first. Burrell also hit a solo homer, his team-leading 20th, in the third.
Jason Brester (3-2) earned the victory, pitching 6 2/3 innings. He allowed five hits and two runs, one earned. Thomas Jacquez pitched 2 innings to earn his first save.
Mike Bell (7-2) took the loss, allowing five hits and six runs, two earned, over four innings.