The Frederick Keys scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to come from behind and beat Kinston 5-2 on Monday night. Frederick batted around in the sixth as two errors, a hit batter and a walk combined with three hits to spell trouble for Kinston. Kevin Dixon (1-3) pitched well but was the tough luck loser, giving up six hits and striking out three in five and two thirds of an inning. Dixon was tagged for five runs, but only one was earned. Chris De La Cruz started at second base for the injured Brian Finegan and committed all three Kinston errors, including two in the sixth inning.
Kinston tied the game at one in the third inning when Max Ramirez singled home Nathan Panther. Ramirez would score to break the tie in the sixth inning, on an RBI double from Stephen Head. Head went 2-for-4 with two doubles on the night.
Kinston returns to Frederick for game two of the four game series Tuesday night at 7pm. Sung-Wei Tseng will take the hill for the K-Tribe.