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Minor League Roundup for 16 May 2009

Norfolk Tides 1, Louisville Bats 0

The Tides scored all the offense they'd need in the bottom of the first when Matt Wieters tripled and then scored on a single by Oscar Salazar. In his last three games, Matt is 5 for 12 with 3 HR and a triple. Louisville shut down the Tides for the rest of the game, allowing just 4 hits over the final 7 innings.

The Bats only managed 2 hits and 0 runs off of starter David Hernandez, but he only made it through 5.1 innings thanks to a high pitch count of 102. Hernandez's final line: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K. This is the first time this season that Hernandez has walked more than 2 in an outing. Bob McCrory, Kam Mikolio, and Alberto Castillo finished off the game in relief.

The Tides and Bats play Sunday at 1:15 p.m. Chris Tillman is scheduled to start for Norfolk.

Bowie Baysox 4, Erie Seawolves 0 (7 innings)

Jake Arrieta pitched his most masterful game of the year, going the distance in a rain shortened game, giving up one hit while walking 3 and striking out 10.

Erie's pitcher Jon Kibler pitched a pretty good game himself, but got into trouble in the first when, after a Jonathan Tucker single, Brandon Snyder hit his 6th home run of the year to put Bowie up 2-0. Erie's defense would let Kibler down in the 5th when a throwing error by the 2nd baseman Scott Sizemore led to two unearned runs.

Interesting note: Erie's center fielder is named Scram. Awesome.

Erie and Bowie meet again tomorrow at 2:15. Bobby Livingston will be on the mound for the Baysox.

Frederick Keys 4, Kinston Indians 3

Zach Britton had a great night, pitching 6 innings with 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, and 6 K. Britton only allowed 2 fly balls all day to 10 ground outs and the 6 strikeouts. 6 innings is Britton's longest outing this year, and after being the hard luck pitcher for the Keys this year he finally earned his first win.

Relief pitcher Cliff Flagello almost ruined Britton's night as he gave up 3 runs in just one inning, but Luis Lebron shut down the Indians over the final two innings for the save.

The Keys scored their runs on two two-run home runs. In the 1st inning Brandon Waring hit one to center field with Tyler Henson on board, and in the 2nd Pedro Florimon homered to left after David Cash reached on a fielders choice.

Waring is having a good year in AA after coming to the organization in the Ramon Hernandez trade. He has 10 doubles and 5 home runs and is OPS'ing .889.

The Keys play the Indians tomorrow at 2:00 with Tim Bascom scheduled to pitch.

Delmarva Shorebirds @ West Virginia Power PPD

The Shorebirds were rained out and will make up their game tomorrow in a double header that begins at 2:05 p.m.