Winston-Salem sent 15 men to the plate in a nine-run 11th inning tonight, spoiling the Frederick Keys' comeback to win a wild Class A Carolina League game, 16-7, before 5,643 at Harry Grove Stadium.
Brett Caradonna's solo home run leading off the 11th started a string of eight consecutive hits, including five straight off reliever Kasey Richardson.
Caradonna, Jim Terrell and Chris Heintz each had two hits in the Warthogs' 11th. The Keys had rallied from a 7-2 deficit to force the game into extra innings.
The Keys (23-25), who began the day in sole possession of second place in the Northern Division, stayed two games behind Wilmington with three weeks left in the regular season.
Keys starter Rick Bauer, seeking his sixth straight win, was knocked out after five innings as Heintz and Aaron Rowand each homered for Winston-Salem.
Down 7-2 in the seventh, Frederick made a game of it by scoring four runs on one hit, taking advantage of five straight walks leading off the inning by reliever Dwayne Jacobs.
The Keys then tied it in the eighth when Papy Ndungidi hit a two-out double to left and scored a batter later on Mike Lopez-Cao's single to right.
Frederick squandered a chance to win in the 10th after putting runners on first and second with none out before Ndungidi grounded out and Lopez-Cao and Eddy Martinez each flied to center.
BAYSOX 2, NAVIGATORS 1: Cesar Devarez singled in teammate Brian Rust in the top of the ninth inning to give visiting Bowie the win in a Class AA Eastern League game in Norwich, Conn. Rust had reached base on a pinch-hit double. Maximo Heredia, who held Norwich scoreless over the seventh and eighth innings, earned the win, and Ryan Kohlmeier struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 20th save.
CANNONS 5, AVALANCHE 1: David Kim and Matt Garrick homered and starting pitcher Otonial Lanfranco earned the win as Potomac won a Class A Carolina League game in Salem, Va. Lanfranco raised his record to 6-4 while Avalanche starter Mark DiFelice, who yielded all five Cannons runs, fell to 8-11.