Norfolk 9, Durham 6: Durham came into the game needed a long outing by their starter, using 7 relievers between Monday's and Tuesday's games. Durham starter Mike Montgomery didn't make it out of the third inning. Eddie Gamboa wasn't much better for the Tides, but he did last 5.0 IP as he gave up 4 runs. The 7 K's he registered was a nice touch, though. Nick Additon's 3 walks in 1.1 IP isn't going to work, though. Clean that up, kid.
Bowie 6, Erie 5: It might have been in the 30s, but the BaySox bats were hot. Bowie had 15 hits. The gloves sure were cold, though - 4 errors on Wednesday. Chih-Hsien Chiang had a 2 RBI single and Oliver Drake threw a scoreless 9th allowing just 1 hit for the save.
Frederick 2, Winston-Salem 0 (7): The Keys took Game 1 of a double header yesterday with a bullpen special, as starter Jesse Beal was lifted after 3 scoreless innings and just 2 hits allowed (1 BB, 5 Ks). Gene Escat pitched even better, allowing just 1 hit and notching 6 K's with 0 runs and 1 walk over 3 innings. Matt Price finished off the 7-inning shutout with 2 K's in his inning. Glynn Davis and Sammie Starr knocked in the runs.
Frederick 5, Winston Salem 3 (7): Five different Keys knocked in a run as they took the nightcap. Matt Taylor got the win with 5.0 IP, but a worrisome 4 walks to go with 6 hits and just 3 K's. Mychal Givens picked up his first save of the year with 2.0 IP, although he allowed 2 walks and recorded no strikeouts. He allowed 1 run on 1 hit. Brenden Webb and Jerome Pena each had 2 hits for the Keys.
Delmarva 1, Hagerstown 0 (15): I imagine Keith Law had already finished his dinner at Evo and was back in his hotel by the end of this one. Of course, it took so long he may have already driven back to northern Delaware and slept in his own bed by the time this one got done. It was destined to be a pitcher's duel between heralded prospects Hunter Harvey for the ‘Birds and Lucas Giolito of the Suns, and it didn't disappoint. Harvey went 6.0 IP on 89 pitches, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while notching 7 K's. Hagerstown's Giolito went 5.0 IP, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. David Richardson (2.0 IP), Williams Louico (3.0), Dennis Torres (2.1) and Jimmy Yacabonis (1.2) all followed Harvey's lead with scoreless outings. Trey Mancini singled down the right field line with two outs in the bottom of the 15th, and after Jeff Kemp walked, Drew Dosch lined to left-center to score Mancini, and the Shorebirds (and everyone else) finally went home. The second game of the make-up double-header was thankfully postponed.