8/23 Game Recap
By: Jackson Pass
In game two of the series between the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Down East Wood Ducks, the starters for both sides dueled it out in the early innings. Through three innings the game was scoreless as Aidan Curry threw for the Woodies, racking up
8/23 Game Recap
By: Jackson Pass
In game two of the series between the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Down East Wood Ducks, the starters for both sides dueled it out in the early innings. Through three innings the game was scoreless as Aidan Curry threw for the Woodies, racking up 4 strikeouts and surrendering a hit against 10 batters faced. On the other side Dombroski dominated going 9 up 9 down with 6 strikeouts.
Curry gave up a solo home run to Matthews in the top of the fourth for the Woodpeckers to take the lead 1-0. Dombroski continued to dominate striking out 5 of 6 batters faced in the fourth and fifth, where he ended his night with 5.0 innings, 0 hits, and 11 strikeouts. In the top of the sixth, Matthews had another hit on the night with a double, failing to score as Curry shut the Woodpeckers down in his final inning, ending his night with 6.0 innings, 1 run, 4 hits and 6 strikeouts. Pecko relieved Dombroski, picking up where Dombroski left off to strike out the side in the bottom of the sixth.
Rosado entered the game in the top of the seventh to replace Curry, giving up two runs in his only inning of work as Encarnacion hit a solo blast and Molina picked up an RBI from a sac fly that scored Ferreras from third, Woodpeckers up 3-0. The Woodies were able to put a run on the board in the bottom of the seventh against Pecko, as Scott lead off with a single, a double from Gutierrez made it first and third. Villarroel drove in Scott on a groundball to cut the Woodpeckers lead down to two runs. The Woodies tied the game up in the eighth, tacking on two more runs as Hurdle reached on an error, later scoring on a wild pitch and Cueva reached on a double, later scoring on a sac fly from Specht. The Woodpeckers failed to score against Hales in the top of the ninth. The Woodies loaded the bases against reliever Molero with no outs and struck out three times in a row as the game went to extras.
In extra innings a runner starts on second. The Woodpeckers scored two in the tenth as Loftin, the runner on second, swiped third and then scored on a wild pitch. Baez came in to pinch hit for Molina and drew a walk. Fisher doubled to drive in Baez, Woodpeckers 5-3. In the bottom of the tenth the Woodies were shut down by Molero with the bases loaded and two outs to end the game with another Woodies strikeout. The win on the night was credited to Molero.
The Wood Ducks (61-50) and Fayetteville Woodpeckers (49-67) play game three tomorrow, August 24th, with the Woodpeckers leading the series 2-0, as the first pitch is set for 7pm in Kinston, NC at Grainger Stadium. All fans can come out for Thirsty Thursday with $2 Natural Light, Busch Light, and Peanuts presented by Natural Light
Fans can purchase tickets on woodducksbaseball.com, by calling the Wood Ducks Team Offices at (252) 686-5164 or in the Wood Ducks Team Offices located at Grainger Stadium (Tues-Fri – 10am - 4pm). Make sure to follow your Down East Wood Ducks on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook so you don’t miss anything!