Lehigh-Valley IronPigs 2, Norfolk Tides 1
Another night, another poor outing from the Tides lineup. They only managed to put four hits on the board, with both Christian Walker and Trey Mancini contributing with singles. Mike Yastrzemski provided the lone run on the night with a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning.
Mike Wright took the mound and didn't put together a poor performance - don't be shocked. He actually threw the ball well, covering six frames with just five hits allowed. He only struck out three, but walked just two and left in a 1-1 tie for the no decision.
Zach Phillips and Chaz Roe both threw scoreless innings, while Pedro Beato gave up two hits in the ninth inning to surrender the game to the IronPigs.
Trenton Thunder 3, Bowie Baysox 0 (Game 1)
This game followed the same narrative as Norfolk's, especially on the offensive end. Bowie put just three hits on the board: all singles from Caleb Joseph (1-2 with a K in this rehab assignment), Chance Sisco and Henry Urrutia.
Righty Brandon Barker allowed seven hits, two walks and three runs - all earned - over 5.2 innings of work. Jimmy Yacabonis relieved the former Mercer standout, tossing an inning and a third scoreless.
Bowie 4, Trenton 3 (Game 2)
This turned out a bit better for the one-through-nine, collecting nine hits over the seven innings. Caleb Joseph did Caleb Joseph things; he went 3-3 with a double and an RBI in the designated hitter role. Quincy Latimore put together a 2-3 with a home run and an RBI while Garabez Rosa singles to improve his season average in Bowie (42 games) to .352.
David Richardson started and went four innings allowing just one run and striking out five, but the bullpen did its best to make it interesting. .Donnie Hart allowed four hits and a pair of runs in the top of the seventh before Genison Reyes closed things out, retiring the final batter of the game.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 7, Auburn Doubledays 0
The Ironbirds picked up their second win of the season on Wednesday night with quite the output from their offense. With 14 hits, the 'Birds had four hitters collect two or more hits - right-fielder Austin Hays from Jacksonville went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI. DH Jaylen Ferguson, an 18-year-old ninth round pick in 2015, notched two RBI on the night, including a solo shot in his first at-bat.
On the hill, 19-year-old Alex Wells from Australia picked up his first pro ball win. Signed at the tail end of last season, Wells is a rather fresh face in the O's organization. He pitched six innings of shutout ball, walking none and striking out a trio.
Norfolk vs. Lehigh-Valley, 12:05. Starter: Ariel Miranda
Bowie vs. Trenton, 6:35. Starter: David Hess
Frederick vs. Salem, 7:05. Starter: TBD
Delmarva vs. Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: TBD
Aberdeen vs. Auburn, 7:05. Starter: TBD