SALEM, Va. – Courtesy: Salem Red Sox
-Triston Casas broke open the stalemate between the Salem Red Sox and Carolina Mudcats with a 437-foot home run to launch Salem to a 3-1 win and series sweep Monday afternoon at Haley Toyota Field.
How it Happened
* Victor Acosta and Devlin Granberg knocked back-to-back singles in the sixth inning before Triston Casas cleared the bases with a monster blast to right field for a 3-0 lead.
* LG Castillo put the Mudcats on the board with an RBI double in the seventh to cut the lead 3-1.
* Alex Scherff dazzled in his debut, tossing 6.1 innings, surrendering just the one run with three strikeouts.
* Joan Martinez bridged the next 1.2 innings without a hit and a pair of strikeouts.
* Rio Gomez sealed the series sweep through a one-hit final frame and strikeout.
* Triston Casas: 1-for-3, 3 RBI, R, HR
* Alex Scherff: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K - W (1-0)
* Joan Martinez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - H (3)
* Rio Gomez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K - S (2)
* The series sweep is Salem's sixth issued this season.
* In his two games with Salem, Triston Casas is: 3-for-7, 3 RBI, 2 R, HR 2B
* Alex Scherff's debut was not only his first Carolina win but a quality start.
Salem Red Sox vs Wilmington Blue Rocks, Sept. 4, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM EST.
LHP Enmanuel DeJesus vs LHP Daniel Lynch
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