The Salem Red Sox won game one of the Mills Cup Championship, defeating the Potomac Nationals 5-3. The game was scoreless through 4 innings behind solid starts from Salem’s Heri Quevedo and Potomac’s Matt Purke. The Sox got to Purke in the 5th, putting-up 3 runs off the Nationals’ lefty. Salem added 2 more runs in the 7th to extend their lead to 5 runs. Potomac made a 2-out rally in the bottom of the 9th, scoring 3 runs, but they couldn’t muster any more.
Quevedo threw 7 scoreless for Salem, giving-up just 5 hits and striking-out 4. At the plate for the Sox, Henry Ramos and Keury De La Cruz had 2 hits apiece. De La Cruz also drove-in 2 runs. Cutter Dykstra led the Nats with 3 hits and an RBI.
Game 2 of the best of 5 series is Sunday at 6:05 p.m.