ZEBULON- The Carolina Mudcats and Frederick Keys decided nine innings wasn’t enough time to decide a winner so they went extra innings. Unfortunately, the Mudcats were on the short end of a 4-3 loss to the Keys in 11 innings on Friday night at Five County Stadium.
After both teams went scoreless since the sixth inning, the Keys finally broke through in the eleventh inning with a double to left field that drove the go ahead run in from second to take the lead for the first time since the top of the first.
Mudcats manager David Wallace thinks there is a lot to learn from losses such as this one.
“We have to do a better job of finishing games and we squandered a couple of opportunities to put the game away or at least extend the lead," Wallace said. "When we get down, we have to figure out a way to get back into it.”
Frederick got on the board early after Mudcats starting pitcher Jacob Lee gave up a double to the first batter of the game. A bunt single put runners on first and third ...