Norfolk 2, Buffalo 1 (Game 1)
Norfolk 9, Buffalo 8 (Game 2)
The Tides swept a double-header at home against Buffalo in two seven-inning contests. Jeremy Sowers pitched all six innings for Buffalo in the opener, giving up just one earned run but taking the loss without run support. Jon Leicester went 3 1/3 for the Tides, and Alberto Castillo-Betancourt got the win in relief. Bob McCroy picked up his first save of the season. At the plate, Eider Torres was 1-for-3 with a double, and Oscar Salazar had an RBI.
In the second game, Buffalo grabbed a big 8-3 lead in the top of the seventh with a three-run inning, and Norfolk came storming back with six in the bottom of the inning for the win. Mike Costanzo singled Tike Redman in for the winning run. Redman scored three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Rich Rundles walked in two straight runs for Norfolk on behalf of Buffalo to set up Costanzo's winning hit.
Radhames Liz went 4 2/3 with seven strikeouts. Salazar, Sebastian Boucher and Adam Stern all had two hits in the game, as well. Salazar and Torres had two RBI apiece. The Tides evened up their record at 2-2.
Erie 5, Bowie 0
The dreadful Bowie lineup continued to have serious problems, scattering five hits in the game that finalized a four-game sweep at the hands of the Seawolves. Mike Rodriguez, Nolan Reimold, Jeff Nettles, Jonathan Tucker and Kennard Jones had one hit apiece. Rodriguez also walked!
This team is going to have major difficulties winning ballgames with their lineup if Wieters and even a couple more guys don't get up there to help them, fast. They are awful. Bowie is 0-4.
Lynchburg 9, Frederick 3
The Keys got just two hits on the day (one each from Brandon Snyder and Paul Winterling) and were thus steamrolled by Lynchburg. Wieters went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Snyder and Winterling had an RBI to go with their base knocks.
Pedro Beato had a rough debut for the season, going just 3 1/3 and allowing four earned on six hits with two walks and a strikeout. Frederick is 2-1.
Hagerstown @ Delmarva, PPD
What was to be Tony Butler's first Shorebirds start was rained out.