Pitcher Rick Bauer probably was disappointed the Frederick Keys' 8-1 victory over the host Potomac Cannons last night marked the teams' last meeting this season.
Bauer (10-8) earned the victory before 5,062 after giving up one run and five hits -- all singles -- over 6 2/3 innings. Bauer went 3-1 with a 2.50 earned run average against Potomac this season. He also extended his second-half resurgence: Bauer is 6-1 since July 12, after starting the season 4-7.
Potomac loaded the bases with two outs in the first inning before Bauer struck out Billy Deck on three pitches. The Cannons managed just four hits after the first inning.
Frederick, meanwhile, got all the offense it needed with a four-run fourth inning. Roberto Rivera had an RBI single, Papy Ndungidi had a two-run double and Mike Lopez-Cao added an RBI double.
Until that point, Cannons starting pitcher Patrick Coogan (3-6) had retired the first nine batters he faced. For the game, the Cannons retired the Keys in order in five innings. Frederick scored in the other four.
Potomac (24-33) is tied for last in the Carolina League with a .245 team batting average, and it scored its only run last night without a hit. In the seventh inning, catcher Matt Garrick walked, moved to second when Bauer hit center fielder Aaron Gentry and later scored on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Frederick won the season series with Potomac, 12-8. The teams split their four meetings in this series.
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