Shake the Keys: Drake, Mummey Spark Keys Win

The dominance of Oliver Drake and the Return of Trent Mummey Spark Keys in 4-1 Victory.

Mummey Returns

In his first game back from injury, Trent Mummey singled and stole two bases to contribute in a 4-1 victory Saturday.

The 2010 fourth round pick by the Orioles missed 29 games due to a concussion that was sustained when he went for a ball head first from the grass into the left-center field wall May 4.

"It feels great to be back out there," Mummey said. "I took a month off and it is great to get back on the field. I definitely missed it a lot."

The former Auburn standout was activated a couple days ago from the disabled list and played four games in Sarasota, Florida on a rehab stint. Mummey said he got around 25 at bats and felt good and played well and was ready to get back to Frederick.

"It was good to go down there because I was able to get my timing back." Mummey said.

Mummey was hitting .264 with four stolen bases in 10 games with Frederick before the injury and the 22-year-old said he didn't have any mental fear of sliding into bases head first as he did twice on Saturday.

"It felt good. I feel 100 percent, they wouldn't have let me come back if I wasn't," Mummey said. "I stole a lot of bases when I went back down to Florida. I wanted to see how my head was going to react to it; everything is good."

Drake Dominate

Keys pitcher Oliver Drake struck out six Salem players and gave up one run in seven and a third innings as he recorded his fourth win of the season Saturday.

Drake did not give up a fly ball out in the game as all his outs came from ground balls, line outs or strikeouts.

"He pitched outstanding tonight," Keys manager Orlando Gomez said. "He was a different type of pitcher. I saw he went after the hitters better, he used his fast ball better, and pitch count he was pretty good. I saw he was a completely different pitcher not saying that he was ever bad before but the way he went after the hitters was totally different and it was really nice to see."

The first inning was the key for Drake as he did give up the lead-off base hit but didn't give up any runs because of a great double play turned to end the inning.

"The first guy got on, then got the next guy and then a nice little play by the infield and that always helps when you can get a ground ball and be able to get two outs from it.


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