Red Sox battle in tight race in CL Northern Div.

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Trenton Kemp of the Sox makes a spectacular running catch.
PHOTOS BY JOHN WACHER
4th and 5th graders from West Salem Elementary School sing the National Anthem June 2nd 2018 at the Salem Red Sox

The Salem Red Sox are on the road for a six day trip to Winston-Salem and Myrtle Beach. The Sox are in Winston-Salem through today, then play a three game series with Myrtle Beach beginning Friday.

Salem went into the trip with a 26-27 record. Last Sunday the Sox concluded a six game homestand, going 3-0 against Potomac and 1-2 against Wilmington while dodging rain at every turn. Five times games were postponed, cancelled or suspended.

On Sunday the Sox missed out on a chance to close the gap in the Northern Division standings with a 5-4 loss to Wilmington on a day first place Potomac lost. Through Monday’s off day the Nationals led the Northern Division with Lynchburg just a game behind and Salem a game and a half out.

The first half of the Carolina League season concludes on Sunday, June 17, and the first half winners clinch a spot in the Mills Cup Playoffs in September. Salem concludes the first half with a home series against Potomac, beginning next Monday, June 11, followed by a four game series at Lynchburg to close out the half.