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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JUNE 9, 2013) - The Winston-Salem Dash completed a sweep of their three-game series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks by taking the series finale 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Ballpark.
The win gives the Dash their league-leading sixth series sweep of the 2013 season and their sixth consecutive win at BB&T Ballpark. This is Winston-Salem's longest home winning streak since the club claimed nine straight home tilts from August 2-25, 2012.
Blue Rocks starter Kyle Smith (4-2), who entered with the Carolina League's best earned run average, retired the Dash (33-29) in the first inning, but Winston would get to the right-hander in the second. After Jeremy Farrell drew a walk to start the frame, Rangel Ravelo hit the first home run of his High-A career to give the Dash an early 2-0 advantage.
Winston-Salem would tack on three more in the third against Smith. David Herbek led off the frame with an opposite field double and came around on a single by Joey DeMichele. Later in the frame, the Dash would load the bases for Ravelo, who came up with a big knock again. This time, the first baseman drove in a pair with a two-run single.
The final run scored against Smith came in the fifth. Adam Heisler started the inning with a triple, and Chris Curley drove in his league-high 44th run of the season with a sacrifice fly.
The only run of the game against Dash starter Bryan Blough (4-4) came in the seventh, his final inning of work. Wilmington (31-32) put the first three of the frame aboard against Blough, and Parker Morin drove in the run with a sacrifice fly. The righty wiggled out of the jam from there, giving him seven frames with just the one run allowed for his sixth quality start of the campaign.
Behind Blough, both Terance Marin and Jason Van Skike turned in a scoreless inning out of the bullpen to wrap up the weekend sweep.
The Dash continue their six-game homestand Monday night at BB&T Ballpark as they welcome the Atlanta Braves' High-A affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, to town. Winston-Salem will send right-hander Myles Jaye (3-1, 5.34 ERA) to the hill, while Lynchburg will turn to fellow righty A.J. Holland (3-4, 3.74 ERA). Coverage on wsdash.com begins with the Pregame Dash at 6:45, and first pitch is scheduled for 7.
For tickets to Monday's game or any other game on the current homestand, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.