Winston-Salem 8, Salem 5
W: Jorgan Cavanerio (1-0)
L: Daniel Gonzalez (1-5)
S: Luis Ledo (7)
SALEM, Va. (May 26, 2019) – Thanks to their second consecutive 19-hit effort, the Dash defeated the Salem Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Haley Toyota Field.
JJ Muno tied a career-high mark in hits by going 4-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and a walk. Nick Madrigal, Steele Walker and Yeyson Yrizarri all recorded three hits in the win, while Zach Remillard and Jameson Fisher each posted two-hit efforts.
With the game tied at three in the top of the fifth, Winston-Salem (26-23) took the lead for good against Red Sox starter Daniel Gonzalez (1-5). On a 1-2 pitch with one out, Fisher drilled a solo shot to center to make it a 4-3 contest.
On the next pitch, Remillard smacked a solo homer to left-center to put the Dash up two. It was the first instance of back-to-back homers for the Dash since June 21, 2018, when Blake Rutherford and Micker Adolfo went back-to-back against Down East at BB&T Ballpark.
Later in the frame, Muno crushed a two-run blast to left-center to push Winston-Salem’s edge to four. During the Dash’s current road trip, Muno is 8-for-11.
Walker capped the Dash’s scoring efforts in the sixth with an RBI single that brought home Madrigal. Gonzalez went 5.1 innings in the loss, allowing 14 hits and eight runs.
On the other side, Jorgan Cavanerio (1-0) earned his first win as a White Sox farmhand, allowing six hits and three runs in five innings of work. Meanwhile, Luis Ledo earned his seventh save in eight opportunities with a perfect ninth.
Less than 24 hours after its 17-3 win against the Red Sox (18-30) on Friday, Winston-Salem struck first in the top of the first inning. Madrigal doubled with one out, and Walker followed with a run-scoring double to make it 1-0.
In the second, Muno walked with two outs, and, after stealing second base, he came in to score on a single to right from Yrizarri. Tyler Frost pushed the lead to three on a sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Cavanerio posted three consecutive scoreless frames to begin his third start as a White Sox farmhand, but Salem knotted the contest in the fourth. After back-to-back singles from Ryan Fitzgerald and Pedro Castellanos, Edgar Corcino lined a two-run double to left-center to cut the deficit to one.
Corcino moved to third on a ground from Marcus Wilson, and, two batters later, Charlie Madden tied the game at three with a sacrifice fly. Despite knotting the contest, Salem has not led at any point over the last two contests.
The Dash wrap up their four-game set against the Salem Red Sox on Monday at Haley Toyota Field. Right-hander Lincoln Henzman (2-2, 5.40 ERA) will take the hill for Winston-Salem against Red Sox left-hander Enmanuel DeJesus (3-3, 3.60 ERA). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m., and fans can catch all of the action on wsdash.com/broadcast, MiLB.tv and the TuneIn Radio App. Pregame coverage commences at 12:50 p.m.
Following their four-game road trip and an off day, the Dash return to BB&T Ballpark for a four-game set with the Carolina Mudcats from Wednesday through Saturday. Promotions during the four-game series include a Winston Wednesday, a Lowes Foods Thirsty Thursday and Pups in the Park Night presented by Handy and Handy Orthodontics, a Fireworks Friday and a Chick-fil-A Four Pack Night with live music on Saturday night. Kids Run the Bases, powered by New Balance Winston-Salem, will be available following Friday and Saturday’s contests. For tickets and more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.
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