Norfolk Tides 2, Charlotte (White Sox) 1
The game was 0-0 until the ninth inning. The Knights scored a run off of Eddie Gamboa, who was serving in his fourth inning of long relief, leaving the Tides and their four hits all game facing a 1-0 deficit and suddenly needing to pull together some magic to prolong the game. Down to the last out, Sean Halton came to the plate with two men on base and he decided to say forget about prolonging the game. Halton hit a two-run double to give the Tides both the tie and the walkoff win in dramatic fashion.
They only got six hits all game. Norfolk made them count. The tough luck no-decision went to Zach Davies, who started the game for the Tides and pitched the first five innings. He had a nice game as well, holding the Knights to two hits and three walks, although he only struck out one batter. Gamboa grabbed the win after his four innings of work, allowing a run on a hit and two walks. Gamboa also struck out one batter.
Akron (Indians) 5, Bowie Baysox 2
The 2015 season really has not been a kind one to Baysox starter Tim Berry, who was on the wrong end of yet another tough outing on Tuesday. Berry gave up five runs, all earned, in six innings of work. He allowed six hits and four walks and only struck out two batters. He sits at this point in the season with a 7.75 ERA. Ouch.
Recent favorite in this space Trey Mancini returned to the lineup for Bowie after missing several days with food poisoning. He went 1-4 in the game. He'd been super hot before the interruption. Let's hope that doesn't cool him off. Corban Joseph, brother of Caleb, and Ozzie Martinez both had multi-hit games for the Baysox. Ben Rowen, the side-armer in the Ryan Webb trade, pitched the last inning for Bowie, striking out two batters. Rowen has a 2.28 ERA with the Baysox.
Wilmington (Royals) 1, Frederick Keys 0
The lone run in this contest scored in the top of the first inning. This does not look like it was a thrilling baseball game - although the teams combined for 18 hits, so at least there was that. Mikey "Chief" O'Brien put together a solid game for the Keys, allowing six hits and a walk in seven innings of work. Unfortunately, one of those six hits happened to be a solo home run, and that was that for the Keys, although they did at least get 10 hits themselves.
Catcher Chance Sisco had a good game at the dish for Frederick, picking up three hits in four at-bats. He also coughed up a passed ball, his fourth of the season. Outfielder Josh Hart had a two hit game. Top of the Orioles 2013 draft, represent.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Lakewood (Phillies) 3
A two run home run hit by Delmarva catcher Yermin Mercedes proved to be the difference in the game. Mercedes had two hits in the game and also threw out both attempted base stealers, so congratulations to him for an excellent night. In 15 games since joining the Shorebirds, he has a .769 OPS. He is 22, a bit old for the level, but hey, it's something.
Stephen Wilkerson had two hits for Delmarva, including a double, and also stole his eighth base of the season. In the Shorebirds pen, Nick Cunningham and Garrett Cortright combined to shut out the BlueClaws for the final 3.2 innings of the game.
Aberdeen IronBirds 3, Batavia (Marlins) 2 (12 innings)
The two teams each scored two runs in the fifth inning and then nobody scored again until extra frames, with the IronBirds getting themselves a walkoff victory on a walkoff... uh, throwing error? That's short season A-ball for you. Right before the throwing error there was a wild pitch putting the winning run on third base with two outs, too.
Randy Gassaway had three of Aberdeen's nine hits. 2015 13th rounder Cedric Mullins had a pair of hits as well, including a double. Mullins has been hitting leadoff for Aberdeen and is batting .333/.364/.405.
Wednesday's Probable Pitchers
Norfolk: Tyler Wilson
Bowie: Parker Bridwell
Frederick: Christopher Lee
Delmarva: Josh Walker
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