This report covers the Week of April 24 through April 30. The Keys wrapped up their unprecedented 13 game home stand in fine fashion with a 2-1 victory over Lynchburg. They traveled to Winston Salem and Myrtle Beach for a seven game road trip and have played really well with a record of 5-1.
The Keys demoted outfielders Brian Conley and Steven Bumbry and promoted Trent Mummey from Delmarva. Mummey is lighting up the Carolina league in his first five games as he is hitting .318 with five RBI including a 4 for 6 debut Monday.
The Keys are ranked fifth in batting average (.245), second to last in hits (157) and sixth in runs scored (87). Frederick is in the middle of the pact in on base percentage.
The Keys have shown improvement in all facets of the game including the lineup in their road trip this week that has netted them back to .500.
The Keys have improved the performance of their pitching staff this week as they ranked fourth in the league in ERA (4.35). Frederick ranked second to last the previous week in team ERA (5.33).
Robert Bundy, who is a top 15 Orioles prospect, has pitched very well in his first four starts this season as he has compiled a 2-2 record and an ERA of 2.37.
Ryan O'Shea has a 2-1 record and an ERA of 1.99 in four starts.
Dan Klein, who is a top five prospect in the Orioles organization, has pitched very well out of the bullpen this season. The 2010 draft pick out of UCLA has posted a 1.15 ERA in seven games this season.
April 24: Frederick 2 Lynchburg 1
The Keys only recorded five hits but the critical one came from Tyler Townsend in the third inning that drove in two runs which made it enough for the victory. Bundy pitched extremely well as he recorded a career high nine strikeouts in six innings in the victory.
April 25: Frederick 14 Winston Salem 7
Jacob Rasner pitched very well for the Keys until the fifth inning when he could not record the final out of the inning and gave up six earned runs. Frederick had an 8-0 lead going into the inning and held on to the win after scoring six more runs to win by seven.
Jacob Julius homered for the first time this season in this game in the third run fifth inning for the Keys.
April 26: Winston Salem 3 Frederick 2
The Keys scored early and had a 2-0 lead going into the sixth inning. Nathan Moreau pitched well as he gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings. The three runs Moreau gave up were all in the sixth inning and the Keys were unable to rally.
April 27: Frederick 4 Winston Salem 2
The Keys jumped out to an early lead and did not look back as Mummey tripled, Bobby Stevens homered and O'Shea pitched seven strong innings. Sean Gleason recorded his third save of the season despite an earned run he gave up.
April 28: Frederick 5 Winston Salem 4
The Keys completed the first series of two against Winston Salem. Buck Britton homered for the first time that tied the game in the fourth inning. Shortstop Garabez Rosa doubled twice and Townsend tripled to add three more runs on the board.
April 29: Frederick 5 Myrtle Beach 1
Bundy pitched great as he struck out seven in six innings. Brian Ward homered for the second time this season in the second inning. Frederick scored all their runs in the first three innings. L.J. Hoes recorded two hits in the game and increased his average to .208.
April 30: Myrtle Beach 11 Frederick 10
In a high scoring affair the Pelicans edged out the Keys. Hoes homered for the second time this season and has raised his average to .221. The Keys were 10 for 19 with runners in scoring position.
The pitching struggled as Rasner gave up 10 runs (6 earned) in two innings. Justin Moore relieved Rasner and gave up only one hit in three innings. Will Startup pitched the remaining three innings and gave up an earned run and three hits.
Townsend is hitting .329 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 20 games for the Keys this season.
Tyler Kolodny is hitting .310 with a home run and six RBI in 18 games this season.
The Keys look to make a run in the league when they start a home stand Monday with three games against Winston Salem and four games against Wilmington.