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Dombroski Sets Record, Tosses Four Scoreless Innings in Woodpeckers Shutout of Ballers

August 30, 2023

Kannapolis, NC – History was made Tuesday night at Atrium Health Ballpark as Trey Dombroski broke the Fayetteville Woodpeckers single season strikeout record, passing Shawn Dubin with his first strikeout of the night in the sixth inning. The lefthander went on to throw four scoreless frames and help the Woodpeckers

Kannapolis, NC – History was made Tuesday night at Atrium Health Ballpark as Trey Dombroski broke the Fayetteville Woodpeckers single season strikeout record, passing Shawn Dubin with his first strikeout of the night in the sixth inning. The lefthander went on to throw four scoreless frames and help the Woodpeckers (53-68, 23-32) shut out the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (61-59, 26-29), 2-0.

Ethan Pecko started the ballgame with his best outing of his minor league career, going four scoreless himself while striking out three. Then Dombroski (W, 5-9) followed with a very similar line score, also striking out three. His 135 strikeouts are the most in the Carolina League this season by any pitcher. Jeremy Molero (SV, 5) came on in the ninth and got the final three outs for his fifth save of the year.

Offensively, Fayetteville needed just a pair of runs in the middle innings. Luis Encarnacion laced an RBI single into right in the fourth inning off Kannapolis reliever Horacio Andujar (L, 3-5) and Brice Matthews doubled home Leosdany Molina in the following frame. Both Matthews and Dauri Lorenzo had a pair of hits in the victory.

The Woodpeckers have now won six of their last seven games as they continue their 12-game road trip on Wednesday night in Kannapolis. RHP Jose Fleury gets the start and, like Dombroski, looks to continue to climb the strikeout record books. Meanwhile, the Cannon Ballers counter with RHP Aldrin Batista. First pitch is at 7:00 ET.

BOX SCORE: https://www.milb.com/gameday/727830/final/box