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Around the minors - 7/5/13

The Bowie Baysox were the only team to lose for the affiliates last night.

Christian Walker
Christian Walker
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Norfolk Tides 5, Durham Bulls 1

Tsuyoshi Wada had a great night last night for the Tides, pitching 6 2/3 innings with just one run allowed. He didn't walk any and he struck out six. He gave up just four hits, all singles, and had a groundout to flyout ratio of 5/4. Adam Russell, Manny Delcarmen, and Jairo Ascencio pitched in relief with Delcarmen and Ascensio pitching perfect innings. Camden Chat favorite Ascencio struck out two.

On offense, the Tides scored four runs in the third inning against Rays prospect Jake Odorizzi. Only two Tides didn't get a hit in the game, Xavier Avery and Yamaico Navaroo, although Avery did walk. Jason Pridie homered, Russ Canzler had two hits including a double, L.J. Hoes had a two-hit night. Brandon Wood and Chris Snyder both added doubles.

Bowie Baysox 2, Harrisburg Senators 4

The Baysox and Senators played a double header last night, meaning two seven-inning games. Knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa pitched the complete game for the Baysox and gave up four runs on three hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. All four runs came in one messy inning that saw all three of the walks, two of the singles, a hit by pitch, and a balk. Ouch. But other than that, he was great!

The Baysox hitters got seven hits in five innings against the Senators' starter but also struck out eight times. Both runs scored on two RBI doubles by Brandon Waring (who also walked in the game). Caleb Joseph had two singles and a double, Aaron Baker doubled, and Trayvon Robinson added two singles from the leadoff spot.

Bowie Baysox 4, Harrisburg Senators 5

The Senators scored four runs in the first and one run in the second off of Baysox starter Devin Jones. Jones, like Gamboa before him, pitched the complete game. He gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits, 2 doubles, and 7 strikeouts. After the first two innings he only allowed two more base runners, one on a double and one who reached on an error.

The Baysox rallied for four runs in the sixth inning but couldn't complete the comeback. They scored four runs on four singles and two walks. Caleb Joseph had another good game, adding two hits. The Baysox had no extra base hits in the game.

Frederick Keys 8, Lynchburg Hillcats 3

Zach Davies started for the Keys and pitched seven innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Miguel Chalas pitched the final two innings without allowing a baserunner. He struck out two.

It was a big night for Christian Walker and John Ruettiger. Each had three hits, with Walker hitting two doubles and a home run, and Rudy adding a triple.

It seemed to be a bad night for player-umpire relations as both Walker and starting catcher Michael Ohlman were ejected. Ohlman went 0-for-2 before getting tossed (I can't find any specifics). Because Allan de San Miguel, the other catcher, was DH'ing, after the ejection pitcher Zach Davies ended up batting twice. He went 0-for-2. Walker was thrown out by the first base umpire in the seventh after he grounded out to first.

Jerome Davis and Jason Esposito also had two hits for the Keys. Glynn Davis had a single and two walks.

Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Hagerstown Suns 3 (12)

The Shorebirds walked off in the 12th inning on an RBI single by Roderick Bernadina, breaking a tie that had stood since the sixth inning of the game.

Juan Guzman started for the Shorebirds and pitched six innings. He gave up all three runs on six hits, two walks, and six strikeouts. Josh Nivar, Mychal Givens, and Matt Hobgood combined to pitch the final six shutout innings. Givens, a converted infielder, gave up two hits in two innings with no walks. He struck out two. Hobgood earned the win after a scoreless 12th.

The Shorebirds had four hitters with two hits: Bernadina, Tucker Nathans, Joel Hutter, and Adrian Marin. Nathans and Bernadina each had a double. The only Shorebird who didn't reach base in all 12 innings was the #9 hitter Gregory Lorenzo. He went 0-for-5.

Aberdeen Ironbirds 6, Brooklyn Cyclones 5 (11)

The Ironbirds also played extra innings. They walked off on an error by the other team. Jared Breem led off the bottom of the 11th with a double, and when Kris Richards bunted him over, a throwing error allowed Breem to score.

Notable name for the Cyclones is Lee Mazzilli, Jr., son of former Orioles manager. Mazzilli went 1-for-5 and was thrown out at the plate to end the top of the 11th inning.

Austin Urban started for the Ironbirds and somehow gave up just one run despite issuing six walks in 4 2/3 innings. It's tough to walk six guys in low-A. He also struck out six. Jose Figueroa gave up four runs in three innings pitched.

Breen had two hits on the night, a double and a triple. Trey Mancini also had two hits.

DSL Orioles1 3, DSL Reds 2

DSL Orioles2 5, DSL Pirates2 2

Both DSL teams won. You can check out their box scores and recaps in the link below. The Gulf Coast Orioles were rained out.

Box Scores