Around the minors - 7/12/13

Matt Taylor - Delmarva Shorebirds

We had some wins, we had some losses, we had extra innings and we had rain. Busy night!

Norfolk Tides 4, Charlotte Knights 1

Josh Stinson started for the Tides and pitched five innings. He gave up four hits and two walks, and the only run scored off of a solo home run in the fifth inning. Relief pitchers Chris Jones, Manny Delcarmen, and Adam Russell combined to pitch four scoreless innings, although Russell walked two in his inning of work.

For the offense, L.J. Hoes scored in the first inning after he doubled. He came in to score on an error by the Knights first baseman on a ground ball by Henry Urrutia. Xavier Avery scored in the third inning. He was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a single by Urrutia and came in to score on a single by Danny Valencia.

The Tides added two more runs in the fifth inning thanks to singles by Urrutia, Valencia, Zelous Wheeler, and Yamaico Navarro.

Urrutia, Valencia, and Navarro each had two-hit games. The only extra base hit on the day was Hoes' double.

Former Oriole Steve Tolleson was playing for the Knights. He went 3-for-4 with a double.

Bowie Baysox 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2

It feels like the Baysox play a double header every day, doesn't it? In this game of the twin bill, the Baysox started Tim Bascom. Bascom had a good day, pitching four innings with just one hit allowed and no runs. He walked one and struck out three. Jason Gurka pitched one inning and had his troubles. He gave up one run along with a walk and a double, he hit a guy, and allowed the run to score on a wild pitch.

The Baysox took a 2-1 lead into to the top of the 6th when Oliver Drake allowed Squirrels to score the tying run on two hits (one a double). The Baysox retook the lead on a double by Josh Horton, walks to Kyle Hudson and Trayvon Robinson, a single by Niuman Romero, and a sacrifice fly from Caleb Joseph. Drake pitched a scoreless seventh to get the win.

Every Baysock in the lineup had one hit except for Brandon Waring, although he did take a walk. Horton's double was the only extra base hit.

Bowie Baysox 3, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0

The Baysox swept the double header tonight with this shutout win. They got good pitching from starter Chris Petrini who pitched four shutout innings with just two singles allowed. He walked one and struck out four. Clayton Schrader pitched two perfect innings in relief with three strikeouts, and Marcel Prado got the save with a 1-2-3 seventh inning and 2 strikeouts.

Kyle Hudson, Caleb Joseph, and Luis Martinez each had two hits. Brandon Waring made up for going hitless in the other game with a solo home run.

Frederick Keys 1, Carolina Mudcats 0

This game went into the bottom of the ninth in an 0-0 tie when Christian Walker knocked in the game winning run with a sacrifice fly.

The starting pitcher for the Keys was Trent Howard, and he was great. He pitched five innings and gave up just one hit. He didn't walk any and he struck out five. Miguel Chalas followed that with three innings of shutout ball, giving up three hits and walking one. Gene Escat pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth and was awarded the win.

Tucker Nathans had two hits of the Keys' six hits. The others were by Michael Ohlman, Jerome Pena, John Ruettiger, and Christian Walker, Nicky Delmonico didn't have a hit but he did walk three times (one intentional)

The Keys had two baserunners in the first inning but didn't have multiple runners in an inning again until the bottom of the 9th. Ruettiger walked but wsa then caught stealing just before Pena doubled. For some reason they walked Delmonico intentionally to get to Ohlman. Ohlman singled to load the bases and Christian Walker hit a sac fly to right field to end the game.

Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Lexington Legends 2 (14)

The Shorebirds lost a heartbreaker. They took a scoreless tie into the top of the 14th and scored one run, only to lose in the bottom of the inning when the Legends scored two.

Matt Taylor was brilliant on the mound for the Shorebirds. He pitched eight shutout innings and only gave up one hit. He struck out five and walked three. Sander Beck and Dennis Torres followed in his footsteps. They each pitched two scoreless innings. Mychal Givens was in his second inning of work when he gave up the losing runs.

The Shorebirds struck out 11 times in six innings against Legends starter Crawford Simmons. In the top of the 14th Wynston Sawyer walked, moved to second on a bunt by Adrian Marin, and came in to score on a single by Lucas Herbst.

In the bottom of the 14th, Givens had a tough time. He hit the first batter with a pitch and would have induced a double play but Marin made a throwing error that allowed the runner on first to not only be safe, but move up to second. After an RBI double, Givens walked a guy and threw a wild pitch before allowing the winning run to come in from third on a single.

Aberdeen IronBirds vs State College Spikes, Suspended (Rain)

This game was suspended for rain in the top of third inning with the IronBirds up by a score of 6-1. No makeup date has been announced.

The IronBirds scored three runs in each of the first two innings. Four of the runs were knocked in by Manny Hernandez, who had two doubles. Jared Breen, Trey Mancini, Kris Richards, and Hector Veloz also had one hit each.

Click here for the box scores and play-by-play for these games as well as the games of the DSL and GCL.

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