Baker wins first game since fractured fibula for Mudcats

August 8, 2014

dylan_baker_baseball_sm1A forgettable start turned into a memorable finish for Carolina Mudcats pitcher Dylan Baker of Juneau in his latest start in Class A Advanced pro ball.

The right-hander pitched six innings in a 6-4 win over the Frederick Keys in Maryland, picking up his first win since coming back last month from a fractured fibula.

Baker opened the game by giving up three consecutive hits and trailed 2-0 after four batters. It looked bleak.

But the Alaskan made it beautiful in the end, retiring 16 of the next 20 batters to turn his frown upside down.

In all, Baker gave up five hits, walked two, struck out three and benefited from a pair of double plays.

He is now 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts with the Mudcats of the Carolina League.