Rocks win marathon to wrap up homestand

By Don Voltz 8:26am, May 5, 2011 - Updated 7:06am, August 14, 2013
It was the second longest game in Blue Rocks history...and when it was over, after 18 innings, the Rocks had outlasted the Salem Red Sox, 3-2.

Dennis Raben hit a game-winning single to center, scoring Jack Lopez, 4 hours and 41 minutes after the game had started at Frawley Stadium.

The Rocks finally got to Salem's Vladimir Frias, an infielder who was pressed into pitching after they ran out of hurlers.

In his second inning of work, Frias hit Lopez to start the 18th.

Lopez was moved to second with a sacrifice bunt, then stole third and came home on Raben's single.

The Blue Rocks longest game came back in 1998 when they went 21 innings against Danville.

The Rocks kick off a road trip tonight at Lynchburg.

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