Norfolk Tides 9, Durham (Rays) 4
Norfolk stormed ahead late in the game, scoring four runs in the seventh inning and four runs in the ninth inning to win one over the Bulls. Chris Parmelee had three hits for the Tides, as did Jayson Nix. Personal favorite Nolan Reimold had a hit and two walks and also stole a base. He is batting .324 in the Triple-A season so far.
Tides starter Zach Davies gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in only four innings of work. He struck out three.
Erie (Tigers) 11, Bowie Baysox 3
Not a good night for the Baysox pitching staff. Everybody gave up multiple runs, with starter Branden Kline surrendering six in three innings of work. Meanwhile, Bowie hitters only mustered six hits across the whole game. They were outhit 16-6.
Frederick Keys 6, Wilmington (Royals) 4
Frederick starting pitcher Jarrett Miller gave up four runs in three innings, with six walks surrendered, but the two relievers who followed him, Dennis Torres and Jimmy Yacabonis, kept the Blue Rocks off the board for the remainder of the game. Keys hitters jumped over Wilmington starter Alec Mills for 10 hits in his 4.2 innings of work, ending up with 12 hits on the game.
Drew Dosch went a perfect 4-for-4 and also stole a base in the game. That's still left him with only a .222 average on the season, so he'll need to have some more hot games to come out of that slump.
Greensboro (Marlins) 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 7
Though they had only six hits, the Shorebirds still had their chances. The Grasshoppers issued seven walks and also committed three errors. Catcher Alex Murphy had a double and a home run for Delmarva, driving in three runs. Big third baseman Jomar Reyes was hitless, but he did walk three times. That is allowed in the rules, I looked.
Delmarva gave up the runs in bursts, four in the fourth and five in the seventh, and that was too much for their hitters to overcome. They're now 5-4 on the young season.
The full box scores from Friday night, if you are interested, can be found here.
Saturday's Probable Starters
Norfolk: Eddie Gamboa
Bowie: Dylan Bundy