The Keys snapped their losing streak and salvaged the final game of the series against the Lynchburg Hillcats Sunday 2-1.
Bobby Bundy pitched a gem for the Keys as he posted nine strikeouts and did not give up a run in six strong innings. He earned his first win of the season.
Designated Hitter Adam Milligan provided the only run for the Hillcats as he homered in the eighth inning.
Dimasther Delgado got the loss for Lynchburg. He falls to 0-3 on the season
Frederick will travel to Winston Salem and Myrtle Beach for a seven game road trip.
On getting that key hit in the third inning from Townsend
“That was one of the longest base hits I have ever seen in my life and got two runs from it, but we played good ball took advantage of it.”
On Bobby Bundy's pitching performance
“Bundy pitched outstanding he threw his six innings and mixed his pitches well. He used both sides of the plate and his cutter was moving well. He was aggressive and it was very nice.”
On how the team felt in the dugout after the two run third inning
“Their minds were relaxed, the attitudes changed. When you win like that everything changes. The key was we pitched well and got great plays defensively.”
Blaine Beatty (Pitching Coach)
On Bundy's performance
“Proud of him, we ironed out some things and had a good approach and plan. A lot of it is just giving him the information he needs and how to pitch to some of these guys. I thought he did a really good job of getting deep into the game, getting ahead on his fastball and putting guys away with his curve ball.”
On what kind of Adjustments Bundy made
“We have been working on some things with his mechanics a little bit and about staying on line. I thought he did an excellent job working in and out on his fastball and going deep into the game and that's what we look for everyone to do. Last game he threw a lot more breaking pitches and today I felt like he stayed with his fastball a little more.”
On his stellar performance
“Me and my catcher were just on especially the first three innings I felt great.”
On if the coaching staff had him on a pitch count for this outing
“It was more of trying to just play it by ear. Obviously they probably want to keep me under a certain pitch count”