Norfolk Tides -- After having their home opener rained out on Thursday, the Tides did not have a good night against the Durham Bulls on Friday. Rays prospect Chris Archer shut them down, though Russ Canzler had two hits and Niuman Romero hit a solo home run off of relief pitcher Kirby Yates. Danny Valencia had a rough day, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Zach Clark got the start for the Tides and only pitched 4 1/3 innings. He gave up six runs on nine hits. He did strike out seven with no walks, so that's nice. Mike Belfiore pitched two innings to close the game with a single, a walk, and two strikeouts.
Bowie Baysox -- The Baysox had a much better night than the Tides, blowing out the Harrisburg Senators by a score of 15-7. The Baysox scored at least one run in every inning but the ninth. Leadoff man Xavier Avery went 5-for-7 including a double, Caleb Joseph, Zelous Wheeler, and Lew Ford each hit two doubles. It was a good night all around for the lineup. The only starter who didn't get a hit was Aaron Baker, but he did walk three times.
Jacob Petit made the start for the Baysox and had a line of 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. The Senators actually went into the bottom of the ninth losing 15-7 but Clay Schrader got knocked around trying to finish the game and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning.
Frederick Keys - The Keys dominated the Salem Red Sox with an 11-1 win. Starting pitcher Devin Jones gave up just three hits and one run in six innings and the bullpen shut 'em down after that, including a perfect inning from Jesse Beal.
Delmarva Shorebirds -- The Shorebirds game was postponed "due to unplayable field conditions." I can only assume that means a chicken infestation. They'll play a double header today.