Gwinnett Braves 5, Norfolk Tides 3
The good news for starting pitcher Tyler Wilson is that he pitched into the seventh inning and struck out eight with only one walk. The bad news is that gave up four runs including two home runs. Wilson was followed by Andrew Faulkner, a lefty making his Tides debut. Faulkner’s debut went decently has he pitched 1.1 innings with a single and two walks.
On offense, Pedro Alvarez picked up all three RBI on the night. Two came via a double and one on a ground out. Johnny Giavotella had the only multi-hit night with a 2-for-4 and Chance Sisco went hitless but did take two walks. Sisco did not have a great night behind the plate, allowing four stolen bases. He did catch one, though!
Frederick Keys 9, Salem Red Sox 5
Starting pitcher Ofelky Peralta had a very tough night. In just four innings he walked five batters. That led to 90 pitches in those four innings and a very short night. In his short outing he gave up three runs and was followed
Shortstop Ryan Mountcastle, recently interviewed by our own Joe Wedra, had a great night with four hits including a triple and a stolen base. Left fielder Randolph Gassaway was especially clutch as he drove in four runs with his two hits. Also with multiple hits were center fielder Austin Hays, who singled and doubled, and third baseman Shane Hoelscher.
Greenville Drive (BOS) 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 6
After a four-run fifth inning the Shorebirds were looking in control, but starting pitcher Alex Wells fell apart in the sixth inning, followed by a rough seventh inning from Steven Klimek that put the nail in their coffin.
Through five innings Wells had given up three runs on four hits. Not great, but if he could just get another inning or two...but alas. In the sixth inning Wells hit a batter, gave up a single, and then allowed his third home run of the night.
The Shorebirds racked up thirteen hits, including home runs from LF Gerrion Grim and 2B Alejandro Juvier. Grim had a nice night overall as he also doubled and walked. Shortstop Chris Claire reached base four times with three singles and a walk.
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- Norfolk vs. Gwinnett, 6:35. Starter: Mike Wright
- Bowie @ Harrisburg, 6:30. Starter: John Means
- Frederick @ Salem, 7:05. Starter: Keegan Akin
- Delmarva vs. Greenville, 10:35. Starter: Lucas Humpal