Norfolk Tides 2, Louisville Bats 1
Making his first AAA start since April, journeyman Elih Villanueva turned in one of his best outings of the year. The only hit Villanueva allowed in six innings was a solo homer. Not too shabby. Junior Lake continued his success with his new club with a walk, a single and a steal.
Bowie Baysox 4, Binghamton Mets 3
The Baysox beat the Mets with a four run fourth inning and a barrage of hits. Chris Lee got off to a promising start, but was pulled in the sixth after walking four and allowing three earned runs. Thank goodness for Trey Mancini. Rundown favorite Mancini was 4-4 with a double, a walk and two runs driven in. Mancini has SLG'd .692 against lefties at Bowie. The Baysox struck out fourteen times.
Frederick Keys 2, Salem Red Sox 3
Mitch Horacek pitched an according to Hoyle quality start, but the Keys offense didn't too much to back him up. Special props to Cuban defector Yaisel Mederos who whallopped his second professional home run. Chance Sisco picked up a couple more hits in furtherance of his recent hot streak (four straight two hit games), though Sisco was also tagged with his ninth passed ball. Both the Keys (Jeff Kemp, Jay Gonzalez and Wynston Sawyer) and the Red Sox stole three bases.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Hagerstows Suns 6
Ademar Bertty Aloysius Rifaela strikes again. The 20 year old outfielder from Curacao was 2-4 with two runs, a double and two runs driven in. Berttland! Jomar Reyes also doubled and drove in two runs. Reyes has SLG'd .522 since returning from the DL. Dariel Delgado struck out six in five innings, but allowed four runs.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 0, Tri-City Valleycats 5
Boxscores for these games and Rookie League games are available here.
NOR: Eddie Gamboa
BOW: Gene Escat
DEL: Josh Walker