Norfolk Tides 5, Charlotte (White Sox) 0
The Tides started off their season getting their butts beaten in by the Knights. At least for Saturday, the tables were turned a little bit. The Orioles swiped Alec Asher for the big league start, meaning four Norfolk pitchers, starting with surprise starter Zach Stewart needed to combine for a five hit shutout in which they struck out ten Charlotte batters.
Catcher Chance Sisco collected three of the twelve Norfolk hits, one of which was a double. He also drew a walk and scored three of their runs. More importantly for Sisco, the lone attempted base-stealer on him was thrown out in the attempt. He has now thrown out just two of twelve stealers on the season. The sample size is still small, but also it’s bad that they’ve already tried to run on him twelve times.
Harrisburg (Walgreens) 7, Bowie Baysox 4
True, the Baysox lost the game, but things went well for a couple of prospects, and that’s good news. Lefty Tanner Scott, who’s been used as a starter expected to go only three innings pitched three scoreless, holding the Senators hitless while walking “only” two batters and striking out four.
Camden Chat’s new favorite prospect, Cedric Mullins, was 2-5 on the night, with one double for his trouble. He also stole his third base of the season. Despite going 2-5, Mullins’s batting average actually fell. He’s now batting .455/.489/.818 on the young season.
Another Bowie outfielder, D.J. Stewart, reached base three times, once drawing a walk and twice being hit by pitch.
Frederick Keys 5, Carolina (Brewers) 1
An eventful night for Ryan Mountcastle, who was on base three times thanks for a 2-3 night with a double where he also drew a walk. Unfortunately for him, he was caught trying to steal third base and at another point was picked off. Don’t run ever!
Less-heralded but still intriguing outfield prospect Randolph Gassaway had himself a night as well, driving in three runs while going 3-4. That included a two run homer, his first dinger of the season.
Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Hagerstown (Walgreens) 0
It’s always good when you see one of the affiliates blanked the competition. Even better when one of the O’s pitching prospects does most of the good work. Alex Wells, the lefty from Down Under, scattered seven hits over six innings. Wells didn’t walk anyone and struck out three. Works for me!
Delmarva pulled off the impressive feat of scoring six runs on seven hits and one walk. None of the runs even came from home runs. Ryan McKenna and Jake Ring each had a multi-hit game for the Shorebirds.
For complete box scores from Saturday’s games, check out here.
Sunday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: vs. Charlotte, 1:05. Starter: Mike Wright
- Bowie: OFF
- Frederick: at Carolina, 2:00. Starter: Ofelky Peralta
- Delmarva: vs. Hagerstown, 2:05. Starter: Lucas Humpal