Woodpeckers outduel Red Sox in 5-3 win on Saturday

Salem drops its third straight game to Fayetteville.

SALEM, Va. – Salem Memorial Ballpark was packed on Saturday afternoon as the Salem Red Sox battled the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

While Salem had ample opportunities to score runs, the Woodpeckers’ pitchers made a pivotal difference, combining for 14 strikeouts on the evening. Salem left 10 runners stranded on base in the 5-3 loss.

While neither team performed the best at the plate with runners in scoring position, Fayetteville’s Luis Encarnacion had two big hits and later scored in the game.

The Red Sox-Woodpeckers series will wrap up Sunday with a first pitch time slated for 3:05 p.m. at Salem Memorial Ballpark.

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Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.