Pawtucket Red Sox 3, Norfolk Tides 2
The Tides fell to 14-27 with Wednesday afternoon's loss against the Red Sox. Right-hander David Hale picked up his first loss of the season, allowing two earned through 5.2 innings. He put together a nice outing, striking out four and allowing just four hits, but a pair of doubles and a home run in the second led to Pawtucket's win.
On offense, there were only five hits to be had, but two of those were home runs - one by Sharlon Schoop, the other from Michael Almanzar. A 4th-inning double from Trey Mancini was the only other extra base hit of the afternoon.
The Tides now head to Syracuse for a weekend set against the Chiefs. T.J. McFarland is expected to get the start on Friday.
Bowie Baysox 7, Reading Fightin' Phils 6
Another close game for the Baysox, this one on the winning side. They're now 17-21 on the season - better, but not by much more than Norfolk.
Starter Chris Lee allowed six runs over the first two innings, but rebounded nicely and tossed four scoreless to end his outing. He gave up six hits and four walks, striking out just two. Ashur Tolliver, Donnie Hart and Jason Stoffel tossed scoreless innings to secure the win.
On offense, it was Joey Terdoslavich's turn to be the bright spot. He made a splash early and often, hitting home runs in consecutive innings. With 4 RBI, he led the way to a 6-6 tie in the ninth before Glynn Davis scored the game-winning run on a Tucker Nathans grounder that was booted by the second baseman.
Wilmington Blue Rocks 3, Frederick Keys 2
Both teams had eight hits in this one, but the Blue Rocks were able to put up a three-spot against Michael Zouzalik in the ninth to give the home crowd some late-inning winning heroics.
For the Keys, former Dartmouth pitcher Mitch Horacek threw six innings of near spotless baseball, surrendering just three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. His season ERA still sits at 5.21, but perhaps Wednesday's outing was a sign of positivity for the weeks to come.
Catcher Austin Wynns went 2-4, boosting his season average to .247. Erick Salcedo was the only other Key with a multi-hit performance - the 22-year-old shortstop went 2-2 with his ninth RBI of the season.
Delmarva Shorebirds 10, West Virginia Power 1
It was quite the afternoon for the Shorebirds offense, putting 14 hits on the board with seven in the XBH category. Young outfielder Cedric Mullins boosting his season average to .280 with a 3-4 performance, notching two doubles a walk and an RBI in the process.
Former Marist standout, first baseman Steve Laurino put four hits on the board, including two doubles and five RBI. In notable young prospect news, 19-year-old Ryan Mountcastle picked up his second triple of the season - he's now batting .262.
Delmarva right-hander Francisco Jimenez tossed six innings of one-run baseball, giving up six hits and two walks, striking out three.
Norfolk vs. Syracuse, 6:35. Starter: Ariel Miranda
Bowie vs. Reading, 11:05. Starter: Jason Garcia
Frederick vs. Wilmington, 6:35. Starter: David Richardson
Delmarva vs. Lakewood, 6:35. Starter: Brian Gonzalez