Woodies drop series finale to Winston-Salem
Story courtesy of Dominic Cotroneo / Down East Wood Ducks
A strong bullpen effort and multi-hit games from Franklin Rollin and Brendon Davis were not enough as the Wood Ducks (7-11 second half, 42-46 overall) fell in the five-game series finale to the Winston-Salem Dash (12-5, 53-34) by a 6-2 final Sunday afternoon.
The Woodies bullpen worked the final six innings of the game scoreless and without a hit. The unit has now tossed 14 consecutive scoreless innings over the last four games. Christian Torres was first to emerge and made his first appearance in a month since returning from the disabled list. He retired the side on three ground-outs.
Jairo Beras and Blake Bass both worked two innings while the Woodies trailed late. Beras retired all six batters he faced with three strikeouts and Bass retired six of seven batters faced.
Offensively, the Woodies punched back after the Dash scored a pair of runs in the first inning. The second inning featured RBIs from Ricky Valencia and Melvin Novoa to tie the game. However, the Dash would not allow much more offense as the work of Luis Martinez delivered a quality start over seven innings.
The Dash responded in the third inning with four runs off of starter Robby Rowland. He finished off the frame with his only strikeout of the afternoon, but exited with the loss.
The Wood Ducks were sent down in order in six innings on Sunday as Drew Hasler and Mike Morrison picked up where Martinez left off in the bullpen.
The Woodies continue their nine-game road trip as they embark to Buies Creek for the next four games. First pitch Monday through Thursday will be at 6 p.m. for the entire series. You can listen to the games on WRNS 960-AM "The Bull".