Frederick Keys Enjoying All-Around Success

The Frederick Keys are in first place and have one five in a row.

The Frederick Keys are in first place in the Carolina League North division as they have won five in a row to improve their record to 29-21 so far this season.

Frederick is getting some timely hitting and great pitching from both their staff and the bullpen during the winning streak.

Tyler Kolodny expressed his thoughts after the 8-4 victory over Myrtle Beach Monday on the team's performance.

"We have some new players that are giving us a little spark and every at bat has been a quality at bat. You can see that the pitchers have to work through the counts. All we can do is to give it our best shot and keep having quality at bats. It helps when our pitchers are throwing strikes and getting outs because it helps with the tempo.

Manager Orlando Gomez is happy with the way the team is playing right now especially the top two hitters in the lineup Steve Bumbry and Bobby Stevens. Both went hit-less in Monday's game but combined for five walks in the win.

"They have been outstanding. Bumbry has scored 20 runs in the last 15 games and has recorded 21 walks in the last 31 games. That is huge. When you get that production between the one and two hitters, the three-for-five hitters are going to get better. They are going to have to pitch to one of those guys."

Gomez added that it is encouraging the way the team is playing overall as a unit and that they just have to continue to take things day by day in order to be successful.

Bumbry, who struggled in his first stint with the Keys this season, is back and playing well and expressed what is making him more successful this time with the team.

"It is just all about being comfortable at the plate and relaxing up there. It is baseball you are up and down but I always know that I can play and hit.

The center-fielder enjoys hitting at the top of the lineup with Stevens and Bumbry knows what the role brings to the team and to himself as a player.

"We are up there for a reasons and that is to set the tone for the rest of the lineup," Bumbry said. Bobby [Stevens] and I have been swinging the bat, getting on base which makes things happen.

Frederick looks to continue their winning streak as they host the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.

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