Bowie Baysox 5, New Britain Rock Cats 4 (11)
Two 2015 acquisitions figured prominently in the outcome in this one. Joe Gunkel turned in another solid outing (two solo homers, no walks, six strikeouts). Ben Rowen had allowed two runners to score in the top of the eleventh, but the Baysox smallballed their way to a walkoff off of closer Austin House on a series of singles and sacrifices. Jonathan Schoop homered again and was pulled after his third at bat, fueling speculation that he's on his way back to Baltimore. Per Baysox PR, the walkoff was struck by Tucker Nathans, a former indy leaguer making his AA debut...in his first AA at bat, even!
Frederick Keys 3, Salem Red Sox 6
Josh Hart has had a solid (not great) June as the Keys leadoff hitter. He's slashing .321/.333/.436, but the extra base hits are starting to fall. He's doubled four times, homered and, in this game, hit his first triple. Conor Bierfeldt doubled and rove in a run, but struck out three times. Bierfeldt was making his Carolina League debut.
Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Hagerstown Suns 7
Blog favorite Nigel Nootbaar picked up the win in this one and Stefan Crichton pitched 2.2 perfect innings with five stirkeouts for the save. Jay Gonzalez singled twice and walked, pushing his OBP up to .429. Overall, the Shorebirds singled ten times and walked seven. The lone extra base hit was a a double of the bat of Logan Uxa.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 5, Lowell Spinners 6
It took a little bit to get going, but it looks the Ironbirds is finally taking shape. Randolph Gassaway doubled twice in this one. 2015 draft picks Drew Turbin and Steve Laurino also doubled. Travis Seabrooker allowed all six runs, but struck out six and walked one.
Full boxscores are available here.
NOR: Kevin Gausman
BOW: Terry Doyle
FRE: Chris Lee
DEL: Matt Grimes