Norfolk Tides 4, Louisville Bats 7
Starting pitcher Mike Wright had a tough game, giving up all seven runs that the Bats scored in only four innings pitched. Wright had no strikeouts and he gave up seven hits, four of which were for extra bases. He also walked two. He did have a good GO/FO at 8/2.
The Tides offense had 11 hits, but only two were for extra bases. SS Ivan DeJesus homered and 3B Buck Britton doubled as part of a two-hit day. 1B Brett Wallace also had two hits, and DH Xavier Paul had three hits in the game.
Bowie Baysox 5, Reading Fightin Phils 3
Jake Pettit gave up just one run over six innings despite walking three batters. He allowed just four hits, only one of which was for extra bases.
1B Christian Walker had a big day at the plate with three hits including a home run. CF Dariel Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a double, and DH Michael Ohlman had a double in four at bats.
Frederick Keys 3, Winston-Salem Dash 5 (Game 1)
Someone called Joe Van Meter started this game for the Keys, and for five innings he wasn't bad, giving up three hits and two walks without giving up a run. He let the first two batters in the sixth inning reach and was pulled from the game for Miguel Chalas, who let both of Van Meter's runs score and three of his own, sealing the Keys' fate.
On offense the Keys had trouble, with only DH Tucker Nathans getting multiple hits. Glynn Davis was 1-for-4. RF Brenden Webb went hitless but took two walks. SS Adrian Marin was 0-for-3.
Frederick Keys 8, Winston-Salem Dash 2 (Game 2)
Mark Blackmar pitched five innings with two runs allowed. He gave up seven hits but didn't walk a batter, and he struck out five. Jesse Beal pitched the final two innings with just one hit allowed.
The Keys scored eight runs on just eight hits thanks to some help from the Dash, who made five errors in seven innings. Ouch. CF Glynn Davis was 1-for-4 with a 2B. SS Adrian Marin went hitless. The big offensive contribution was from 2B Jerome Pena, who was 3-for-3 with a double and a sac fly.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Kannapolis Intimidators 2 (Game 1)
Sebastian Vader pitched a complete (seven-inning) game and was pretty sharp in doing so. He allowed seven hits (three doubles) and no walks in the game, with seven strikeouts and two runs allowed. He had a swoonworthy ground out to fly out ratio of 10/2.
The Shorebirds offense had 11 hits and one walk. 1B Trey Mancini was 3-for-4 with a triple and CF Josh Hart had a two-hit game. C Chance Sisco and RF Mike Yastrzemski each had one hit, Yaz's being a double.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 2 (Game 2 - 8 innings)
The Shorebirds needed extra innings to sweep the doubleheader, but since doubleheaders in the minors are just seven innings long, extra innings meant eight innings. 3B Drew Dosch was the hero with a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Shorebirds the lead. It was part of a two-hit day for Dosch.
Luc Rennie started for the Shorebirds and pitched 4 2/3 innings and, other than the early exit, had a pretty good game. He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out six. Dennis Torres and Jimmy Yacabonis finished the game, with Yacabonis pitching a perfect eighth inning for the save.
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Norfolk Tides vs Charlotte Knights, 7:05 pm
Tides SP: T.J. McFarland
Fireworks Night at Harbor Park
Bowie Baysox @ Reading Fightin Phils, 6:35 pm
Baysox SP: Anthony Vasquez
Frederick Keys @ Winston-Salem Dash, 7:00 pm
Keys SP: Brady Wager
Delmarva Shorebirds @ West Virginia Power, 7:05 pm
Shorebirds SP: Luis Gonzalez