Norfolk Tides 4, Charlotte Knights 3
Jayson Aquino got the nod for Norfolk last night, tossing 5.2 innings and 110 pitches. He allowed just three earned runs, but walked five batters and coughed up six hits, three of which were of the extra-base variety. Both Paul Fry (two innings) and Edwin Jackson (inning and a third) didn’t allow a run.
Pedro Alvarez finally had a breakout night — his 3-4 consisted of two doubles and a HR, taking his average to .190 on the year... baby steps! Chance Sisco went 2-4 with a pair of doubles, while Johnny Giavotella collected another hit to keep his average steady at .306.
Bowie Baysox 9, Harrisburg Senators 2
Tanner Scott got the start for Bowie and allowed just one earned run, but his four walks in three innings of work spoke to his current status as a prospect. He tossed 65 pitches in his trio of frames and was relieved by Jason Garcia, whose four scoreless innings were good enough for the win.
Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-4 with a double and a run scored, but a fourth-inning grand slam from infielder Erick Salcedo was the hit that made the difference here. The 23-year-old is hitting .317 through 35 games this season. Randolph Gassaway picked up a single and two RBI in his second game with Bowie following a promotion.
Salem Red Sox 10, Frederick Keys 7
As you can probably tell from the final score, it wasn’t a good night for 2016 1st-round selection Cody Sedlock. He didn’t make it out of the third inning, allowing nine hits and walking two more batters to allow a grand total of nine earned runs against. Not a good night for Sedlock, whose season ERA sits at 6.18.
The super-prospect himself Austin Hays did more Austin Hays thing in this one. The center-fielder picked up four hits on the night, a performance that included a pair of doubles and three RBI. Hays is hitting .324 on the year. LF Ademar Rifaela also collected four hits.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 4
Delmarva notched 12 hits on the night, but the team dropped to 16-22 with the loss. Jake Ring exited the game after two at-bats, but he went 2-2 with a HR and RBI to boost his season average to .341. SS Chris Clare, a 22-year-old drafted in the 21st round last year, notched a pair of singles to raise his average to .313 on the year.
Zach Muckenhirn allowed five runs, all earned, on the night. He now owns a 4.91 ERA this season.
Norfolk Tides vs. Charlotte Knights, 7:05. Starter: Chris Lee
Bowie Baysox vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies (seriously), 7:05. Starter: Matthew Grimes
Frederick Keys vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks, 7:00. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers, 7:00. Starter: Matthias Dietz