Norfolk's opener against Durham was postponed. So that's a bummer.
The Baysox lost to Harriburg, 4-3. Xavier Avery starts down a level in Bowie and went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Ty Kelly started the season on the right foot, going 1-3 with a double, a HBP and a K. Lew Ford went 2-4 with a double and a homer. Mike Wright gave up 1 ER in 4 IP on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 2 with a GB/FB of 6/2. Not so much prospect related, but Aaron Baker did go yard in the opener and the Baysox have a pitcher named Zech Zinicola. Zinicola is a California native and had one of those drug of abuse suspensions last year. HBGM don't care, I guess.
The Keys start tomorrow.
The Shorebirds won 4-3 over Hagerstown. Gregory Lorenzo 0-4 with a K and an assist and an error. Torsten Boss 1-4 with a K. Christian Walker went 0-2, leaving the game after apparently having something of an injured face per some guy on the internet. A guy who seemingly was easy to root for last year, Joel Hutter, went 2-4 with 2 triples. Adrian Marin, making the jump from the GCL, debuted tonight going 1-2 with a walk and a K. Rod Bernadina went 0-1 with a K, a sacrifice bunt, a sacrifice fly and an error. On the mound, Parker Bridwell gave up 1 ER in 5 IP on 4 hits, 2 walks and a wild pitch, striking out 4 with a GB/FB of 4/6. Matt Hobgood went 2 scoreless, yielding a hit and a walk.