Charlotte Knights 1, Norfolk Tides 0
Another night, another poor offensive output for the Tides. Their goose-egg consisted of seven hits, but not one was of the extra-base variety. Trey Mancini picked up a pair of singles, as did Dariel Alvarez. Christian Walker reached base twice with a single and a walk.
Nick Additon had a beautiful outing on the mound, tossing 6.1 innings of one-run ball. He fanned five and walked just one, lowering his season ERA to just 3.47. Though he's 1-7 (thanks, Norfolk offense), he's been impressively efficient over the course of the year.
Edgar Olmos tossed an inning and a third, while Scott McGough faced one hitter, a strikeout.
Bowie Baysox 7, Portland Sea Dogs 2
What a night it was for former Mercer standout Brandon Barker - the starter in this one. Barker picked up his third win of the season, going 7.2 innings with seven hits and just two earned runs allowed. He only walked one, striking out four along the way. The 6'3" right-hander has now won three of his first four starts with Bowie.
On offense, it was a big night for the three-hole hitter Garabez Rosa. He went 3-5 with three singles and an RBI, upping his season average to .364. Henry Urrutia had a pair of hits, as did Tucker Nathans and Jeff Kemp.
Out of the bullpen, David Richardson, recently called up from Frederick, pitched an inning and a third scoreless to capture the save.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1, Frederick Keys 0
Myrtle Beach only had five hits on the night, thanks to two beautiful pitching performances. Sure, starter Matthew Grimes had an impressive outing (5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 6 K), but it was fireball-throwing prospect Tanner Scott who had the most encouraging pitching performance of the night. He tossed two innings, striking out every batter he faced. A night without a walk for Scott? That's a big success.
As for the offense? Well, not so successful. Other than a few scattered men on second and third base throughout the night, there was nothing to speak of. DH Wynston Sawyer put together a 2-4, as did left-fielder TJ Olesczuk.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 3
In 11 innings, the Shorebirds managed to pull a Wednesday night game out to improve to 12 games over .500 on the season. 20-year-old Brian Gonzalez had a very nice six-inning outing, allowing seven hits, three runs and striking out four; it was the bullpen that truly shined in the extra-inning affair.
6'4" righty Ryan Meisinger, a 22-year-old from Prince Frederick, MD, threw three shutout frames to finish up the nine innings. He had four strikeouts and improved his ERA through 16 outings to an unheard-of 0.78 number. Shades of Brad Brach...
Clean-up hitter Yermin Mercedes went 2-5 with a HR and three RBI. Ryan Mountcastle picked up a pair of hits and an RBI, while leadoff hitter Cedric Mullins went 2-6 with a triple.
Bowie vs. Portland. Starter: Jason Garcia
Frederick vs. Lynchburg. Starter: Mitch Horacek
Delmarva vs. Hickory. Starter: Reid Love