With an 11-run third inning, Frederick closes in on a title

Needing one win for their fourth Carolina League championship, the Frederick Keys came to bat in the top of the third at Kinston tonight trailing 2-0.

Frederick scored 11 runs in that inning and holds an 11-2 lead in the fourth.

The Keys would win the Mills Cup finals series three wins to one with a victory tonight.

The big third inning featured a Miguel Abreu RBI double, a Bobby Stevens two-run single and Manny Machado’s three-run homer. Jonathan Schoop plated two runs in the inning in two at-bats.

The last time an Orioles’ minor league club won a league championship was when Frederick won its last Carolina League championship in 2007.

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