Norfolk Tides 7, Indianapolis Indians 6 (12 innings)
Several arms got multi-inning action in this one. Starter David Hale made his Tides debut, tossing two innings, and giving up four hits and two earned runs over just 33 pitches. Veteran Andy Oliver relieved him for three innings of one-run ball, followed by two scoreless frames from 26-year-old righty Scott McGough. It's safe to say the pitching in Norfolk isn't exactly eye-popping.
Henry Urrutia had a pair of hits, raising his season average to .327. Ryan Flaherty had a three-hit night, while Trey Mancini was able to notch three knocks, including an RBI single in the 10th and an RBI double in the 12th.
Bowie Baysox 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3
It was a good night for the Baysox, defeating the team with the best name in the minors. The offense scored two runs in the first and three in the fifth, lighting up Richmond's starter, Chase Johnson, for nine hits and six earned runs.
Mike Yastrzemski picked up two hits, Chance Sisco went 2-3 with 4 RBI, and left fielder Tucker Nathans hit a home run. DH for the game, Jimmy Paredes, went 1-4 in his rehab start, striking out twice.
Starter David Hess, the righty from Tennessee Tech, went seven strong innings, allowing just five hits and an earned run. He struck out five, walking just one. With nice efficiency, he threw just 89 pitches over his seven frames.
Salem Red Sox 14, Frederick Keys 7
It wasn't as impressive of a night for the Keys' pitching efforts. Starter Cory Jones lasted just five innings with four earned runs allowed, but that wasn't the worst line of the night. Rocket-arm Tanner Scott walked four and gave up two hits over just two thirds of an inning, allowing seven - yes, seven - earned over 35 pitches (just 14 strikes).
Wynston Sawyer went 3-4 in his first game with the Keys, hitting one out and picking up three RBI. Catcher Austin Wynns upped his season average to .302, finding the grass twice with one double. At the top of the order, center fielder Josh Hart went 0-5 - he's hitting just .135 on the year.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Greenville Drive 3
Delmarva improved their season record to 12-8 with one of their most well-rounded offensive performances of the season.
The offense picked up nine hits, helped by multi-knock games from catcher Yermin Mercedes (.426 average through 54 ABs), 20-year-old Natanael Delgado and 21-year-old Ademar Rifaela. Everyone's favorite local first baseman Alex Murphy also walked three times.
Starter Cristian Alvarado, the Venezuelan righty gave up six hits and three runs over five full innings, but struck out eight and walked just one. Reliever Christian Turnipseed struck out three in two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, while young right-hander Ryan Meisinger received the win and also tossed two scoreless.
Norfolk vs. Indianapolis, 12:05. Starter: Ariel Miranda
Bowie vs. Harrisburg, 7:05. Starter: Parker Bridwell
Frederick vs. Salem, 7:00. Starter: Mitch Horacek
Delmarva vs. Greenville, 10:35. Starter: Reid Love