Garrett Olson was shaky in his first outing of the year, which follows Hayden Penn getting murdered in the Tides opener. Olson went four innings and allowed just three hits and a single run, but he walked six and threw 75 pitches (38 strikes). Bob McCrory wound up taking the loss when Ben Francisco scored on a sac fly off the bat of Brad Snyder in the top of the ninth. Oscar Salazar had two doubles for Norfolk. The Tides are now 0-2.
Erie 8, Bowie 3 (11 innings)
Yep, Bowie allowed a five-spot in the top of the 11th, and only managed three hits over the entire game. Chorye Spoone went 4 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits, three earned, with two walks and four strikeouts. Rommie Lewis, Jr., was the goat, giving up the five runs (four earned) in the 11th. Jeff Frazier was 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBI for the Seawolves. Nolan Reimold was 0-for-3 with two walks.
Frederick 7, Lynchburg 3
Welcome to professional baseball, Matt Wieters. Our prize prospect was 2-for-3 with two homers and a walk, scoring three times. And Jake Arrieta? Dominated -- 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K. Bad news, though: Billy Rowell left the game in the bottom of the first, when he reached base on an error. Brandon Snyder was 1-for-4, and Chris Vinyard went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Brad Bergesen got the win in relief.
Hagerstown 8, Delmarva 6
The Shorebirds held a 6-5 lead into the eighth, when my new favorite player, Cole McCurry, blew a save. Cliff Flagello took the loss by giving up two in the ninth.