Norfolk Tides 13, Scranton/WB RailRiders 9
The Tides pulled one out of their hat against switch pitcher Pat Venditte. After being blanked for five innings RailRiders relivers, the Tides mounted a furious comeback in the 9th hanging five runs on Venditte. Old friend Russ Canzler was called in to mop up. Suk-Min Yoon started and allowed four earned runs in 4.1 innings, but he also struck out six batters.
Bowie Baysox 7, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4
The Baysox offense was on fire and seems to have been unfortunate to have only plated seven runs. Ronald Bermudez (.415 OBP last ten games) was 4-5 and Michael Ohlman was 3-4 with a walk and a double. Dariel Alvarez also doubled and Christian Walker had a pair of singles. Overall, the Baysox put 20 men on base and were 6-18 with RISP.
Tyler Wilson was effective, allowing three runs over six innings. He also allowed two homers, but struck out eight and walked one. Wilson has struck out 71 batters in 68.2 innings this season.
Frederick Keys 9, Salem Red Sox 8 (Continuation/12)
This game had been suspended in the bottom of the fourth with the score tied 4-4. It resumed with Gene Escat taking the hill for Parker Bridwell. Bridwell's string of good starts came to an end with a four run, four walk, four strikeout start. Maybe he would straightened out, but who knows? Escat wasn't much better. He allowed three earned runs in 3.2 innings. Ashur Tolliver was able to pitch two shutout innings and allow the Keys to claw their way back into the game.
Over the course of two days, Glynn Davis was the hero. Davis doubled twice, reached on an error and singled in the top of the 12th. The 12th inning hit score what would ultimately be the go ahead runs. Glynn Davis is hovering near the top of the Carolina League's leaderboard in the double category with 18 on the season. CReede Simpson also homered and Wynston Sawyer and Brenden Webb also doubled.
Frederick Keys 0, Salem Red Sox 4
The Keys offense was not so prolific the second time around. The Keys were held to five hits and a walk in seven innings and Joe "Dutch" Van Meter allowed four runs, three earned in five innings pitched. Van Meter also allowed a home run. Tucker Nathans and Swingin Sammie Starr doubled.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Lakewood BlueClaws 0
Mitch Horacek was masterful and the Shorebirds offense dominant as they feasted on the cellar dwelling BlueClaws. Horacek pitched his third consecutive outing without allowing an earned run. Horacek lasted six innings, walked none and struck out six. During the three game stretch, Horacek has struck out 17 walked three and gone 18 innings. Big Jon Keller earned a three inning save, his third save of the year and struck out three. Keller's struck out 42 batters in 33 innings and has run up a 57% groundball rate this season.
Chance Sisco was perfect on the day going 3-3 with a walk. Mike Yastrzemski doubled and singled, Trey Mancini tripled and singled while Drew Dosch struck out three times. Anthony Vega also tripled and Jared Breen was 2-4 in his season debut.
DSL Orioles Uno 3, DSL DBacks 8
Nineteen year old Luis Chavez was the only one who did much of naything int his game going 3-4 with a double and a triple. He's slashes .429/.444/.786 this week, but is on the other side of things for the DSL and doesn't have a position, so temper your expectations!
DSL Orioles Dos 3, DSL Rojos 2 (10)
Bonus baby Carlos Diaz walked twice and had a pair of hits. Diaz has already walked six times in four games. Heretofore unknown Venezuelan righty Victor Romero struck out nine batters in five innings and walked one.
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Norfolk Tides @ Scranton/WB RailRiders, 7:05 pm
Tides SP: Mike Wright
Bowie Baysox @ Portland SeaDogs, 7:00
Baysox SP: Tim Berry
Frederick Keys @ Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 7:05 p.m.
Keys SP: TBD
Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Lakewood Blue Claws, 7:05 p.m.
Shorebirds SP: Luis Gonzalez