FREDERICK, MD – The Ghost Hounds avoided the sweep on Thursday night, knocking off the Long Island Ducks by a 3-2 score. Zac Rosscup earned his second win with six shutout innings, and Dovydas Neverauskas earned his first save with the Ghost Hounds in the win.
After Rosscup struck out two in the first inning, the Ghost Hounds got on the board in the bottom half. With runners on the corners and two outs, Kole Cottam legged out an infield single to make it 1-0 Ghost Hounds.
The Ducks loaded the bases in the second inning with one out, but Rosscup rolled up a 5-4-3 double play to get out of the inning scoreless.
The bases were again loaded in the third with nobody out, but Rosscup struck out the next three batters to again strand the bases loaded. The Ducks stranded seven baserunners through the first three innings.
After Steven Brault singled with one out in the fourth, he moved to third on a single by a debuting Eddy Diaz. Later in the inning on an attempt to pick off Diaz, Brault was able to score on a dropped throw by first baseman Sam Travis. After four innings, the Ghost Hounds led 3-0.
The Ducks would break through to get on the board in the seventh inning when Sam Travis singled home Ruben Tejada. Donald Goodson was able to strike out the next two batters to end the frame. Goodson would also strike out the side in the eighth, ending his night with five strikeouts. He did, however, allow a solo home run to Joe DeCarlo which cut the Ghost Hounds lead to 3-2.
Spire City turned to Dovydas Neverauskas in the ninth inning, looking for his first Ghost Hound save. He retired the side in order, locking down the 3-2 win for the Hounds.
- Zac Rosscup earned his second win in his third start. He threw six shutout frames, allowing just four hits. He struck out seven but walked six.
- Steven Brault reached in all three trips to the plate, with two hits and a walk.