Durham (Rays) 6, Norfolk Tides 4 (13 innings)
The Tides scored a run in the eleventh inning to take the lead but surrendered the tying run once again to send the game into more extra innings. Pedro Beato had the blown save in the 11th as well as the loss in the 13th. Tough break. Durham's backup catcher, Mayo Acosta, ended up being the pitcher of record after he pitched the 13th inning.
A number of Tides hitters made the most of their opportunities in the extended game. Christian Walker hit his sixth home run, Trey Mancini went 2-6 with a double, and Corban Joseph, brother of Caleb, as well as Sharlon Schoop, brother of Jonathan, each had multi-hit games.
Erie (Tigers) 13, Bowie Baysox 6
The SeaWolves picked up four unearned runs in the first inning and never really looked back from there. Actually, the game ended up being as close as 4-3 before Erie went on to rattle off nine unanswered runs.
Everyone who pitched for Bowie gave up at least one run, with the most crossing the board while starter Jason Garcia was in the game. Errors did in Garcia, though: He surrendered six runs and only one was earned. In true Garcia fashion, he walked four in five innings and didn't strike anyone out.
Rehabbing Jimmy Paredes went 1-5 and hit a solo home run. Mike Yastrzemski also homered for the Baysox, his fourth of the year. Chance Sisco, the most interesting name on Bowie's roster after Trey Mancini got promoted to Norfolk, was 1-3 with a walk.
Potomac (Walgreens) 2, Frederick Keys 1
Frederick didn't break up the no-hitter until the seventh inning - though they scored a fourth inning run with a little manufactured small ball in the fourth inning, helped by a leadoff walk from outfielder Jay Gonzalez, who stole his 17th base of the season.
Gonzalez, 24, is one of those minor league grinders. The 10th round pick from the 2014 draft probably doesn't have a big league future, but he's another one of these guys who's playing well enough at his current level to earn a chance a level higher.
Delmarva Shorebirds 3, Asheville (Rockies) 1 (10 innings)
Asheville's Brendan Rodgers was the #3 overall pick of the draft last year, and he entered this game with a 1.113 OPS on the season. So credit to Delmarva's pitching staff for making the Rockies prospect take an 0-5 on the day. Brian Gonzalez, the 2014 third rounder, started things off with six strong innings of one run ball. Through six starts, he has a 2.48 ERA.
Maryland's own Ryan Meisinger added three scoreless innings, and after the Shorebirds scored two runs in the top of the tenth, closer Christian Turnipseed finished things off.
One of last year's first rounders, Ryan Mountcastle, went 2-5 on the day. Mountcastle is working on a nine-game hitting streak and has raised his average from .154 to .237 in that time. Hopefully he can keep riding that hot streak into deserving a promotion to Frederick.
Today's Scheduled Games
Norfolk: vs. Charlotte, 6:35. Starter: Ariel Miranda
Bowie: vs. Hartford, 6:35. Starter: Jayson Aquino
Delmarva: at Asheville, 7:05. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
For complete box scores from today's games, check out here.