A rally in the ninth inning of the Winston-Salem Dash was neglected on Saturday night when the Jersey Shore BlueClaws got away with a 7-6 win at Truist Stadium.
Winston-Salem (29-42) has now lost two in a row to Jersey Shore (31-40) after winning the first three games of the six-game series.
By 4-4, Jhailyn Ortiz homered from the BlueClaws to the center left. Ortiz’s 16th homer of the season gave Jersey Shore a 5-4 lead.
Dash’s Evan Skoug homered in the eighth inning, reducing the BlueClaws lead to 6-5. And the Dash loaded the bases in ninth, but Blue Claws Reliever Aidan Anderson took out third and got his third save of the season.
The Dash is set to send left-handed Bailey Horn up the hill for his second start of the series on Sunday. Horn hit three hitless innings in the series opener.
The BlueClaws turn to right-hander Tyler McKay for his eighth appearance and fourth start of the season on Sunday. McKay was supposed to be the second starter to piggyback on Sunday but will get the start after Noah Skirrow was promoted to Double-A-Reading on Thursday. McKay, a 16th round pick, has served 19 innings with the BlueClaws with 14 strikeouts this season.
The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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