Norfolk Tides 8, Durham (Rays) 0
Norfolk hitters jumped all over Durham starter Everett Teaford, getting 10 of their 13 hits in the first four innings of the game. When all was said and done, the first four Tides hitters, Nolan Reimold, Chris Parmelee, Dariel Alvarez, and Christian Walker all had multi-hit games. Parmelee delivered a two-run home run. After seven games, Reimold is batting .360. Collectively, the Tides hit 6-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
The Tides starting pitcher was Mike Wright, who gave up only three hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings of work. Wright could have probably gone on longer, as he only threw 82 pitches.
Bowie Baysox 7, Harrisburg (Nationals) 3
Eight of the nine starting Baysox hitters had a hit in the game. Bowie had 11 hits in all, with the most damage being done by right fielder Quincy Latimore, who delivered a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Sean Halton, Derrik Gibson, and Jason Esposito all had multi-hit games. Halton also homered, a solo shot in the seventh.
Bowie starter Elih Villanueva struck out seven batters in five innings of work. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk. He was followed by two innings with one unearned run by converted pitcher Mychal Givens, who's yet to surrender an earned run in 5.2 innings of work this year.
Game 1: Frederick Keys 7, Lynchburg (Indians) 0 (7 innings)
Remember, in a minor league doubleheader, they only play to seven innings per game. Every Keys starter had a hit in the first game. Shortstop Adrian Marin had three RBI, including a run-scoring triple in the second inning of the game. Frederick's starting pitcher was Mitch Horacek, who collected a complete game in the shortened contest. He allowed only three hits in seven innings of work, striking out four batters and walking out none. That'll do, pig.
Game 2: Frederick Keys 4, Lynchburg (Indians) 3 (7 innings)
It took a four-run rally in the sixth inning for the Keys to take the second game of their doubleheader. Drew Dosch and Brenden Webb each drove in one run, while Tucker Nathans had a two-run single to plate the third and fourth Keys runs. That got starting pitcher David Hess off the hook for a loss. Hess allowed two runs on five hits and a walk in five innings of work. He also struck out four. Frederick has won six in a row after losing their first game of the year.
Game 1: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis (White Sox) 2 (7 innings)
The Shorebirds only out-hit the Intimidators 7-6 in the first game of their doubleheader, but they went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position while Kannapolis only went 1-for-3. Delmarva third baseman Jomar Reyes got in on what Baseball Twitter personality Lana Berry has deemed the Year of the Triple with, well, a triple. Left fielder Jamill Moquete scored two of the four runs.
Delmarva starter John Means pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk. He collected his second win of the young season, while Donnie Hart picked up his second save.
Game 2: Kannapolis (White Sox) 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 0 (7 innings)
Delmarva was pretty much helpless against Kannapolis pitcher Jordan Guerrero, who struck out 11 while allowing only two hits in six innings.
Thursday's Probable Starters
Norfolk: T.J. McFarland
Bowie: Parker Bridwell (home opener for Bowie)
Frederick: Luis Gonzalez
Delmarva: Brian Gonzalez
Check out the full box scores here.