Norfolk Tides 3, Louisville Bats (CIN) 1
It was a good night for starter Jayson Aquino, who pitched seven strong innings with just one run allowed. Aquino kept the Bats quiet, allowing just three hits, all singles, and two walks. He struck out five and was a ground ball machine, inducing 12 ground ball outs.
The Tides weren’t much on offense, just enough to get the win. They scored all three of their runs in the third inning. Two runs came in on a Chance Sisco double, then Sisco scored on a single from Pedro Martinez. The double was Sisco’s only hit on the night.
Bowie Baysox 2, Altoona Curve (PIT) 1
Altoona’s only run of the night scored off of rehabbing pitcher Zach Britton, but don’t worry too much. Per the Sun’s Jon Meoli, Britton felt that he had his best stuff yet, wiith his fastball reaching 96 mph. He fell victim to his defense and infield single for the run. Britton has now completed four of his seven scheduled rehab games.
Starting pitcher David Hess had a great night, allowing just three hits in seven shutout innings. He struck out seven batters.
The Baysox had only four hits in this game, but three came in their two-run sixth inning. With two runners on via single, Cedric Mullins knocked in one on a sacrifice fly and Austin Hays doubled in the other. The double was Hays’ only hit in the game; Mullins went hitless.
Frederick Keys 8, Wilmington Blue Rocks (KCR) 6
The good news is that the Keys had an offensive breakout in this game, the bad news is that last year’s first round draft pick Cody Sedlock had another bad game. Sedlock was knocked out of the game with two outs in the fourth after allowing five runs on eleven hits. Ouch. Five of those eleven hits went for extra bases. Sedlock’s ERA on the season is an unseemly 6.46.
The Keys racked up 11 hits of their own, but it took them eight whole innings. Down 5-0 in the third, they scored five straight two-out runs to tie the game before going ahead later in the game. The offense was led by RF Ademar Rifaela, who had three hits including two doubles. LF Randolph Gassaway went 2-for-4. SS Ryan Mountcastle had just one hit, a double.
Hagerstown Suns (WAS) 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0
Delmarva and Hagerstown engaged in a pitchers’ duel with almost equal pitching lines at the end of the night. Both starters went seven innings and both teams managed only four hits and struck out eight times apiece. There were no walks in the game.
On Delmarva’s side was Lucas Humpal, who finally blinked in the seventh inning and lost the game on small ball. A single, ground out, stolen base, and wild pitch resulted in the game’s only run. Humpal gave up just three hits and struck out seven, and after a stretch of solid starts over the last month had gotten his ERA down under four at 3.93.
Right fielder Jake Ring had the only extra-base hit of the night, a double.
Staten Island Yankees 7, Aberdeen Ironbirds 0
The Ironbirds had just three hits in this game, but two of them were doubles so that’s nice? Two of the three hits were from players drafted in June: Luke Ringhofer (22nd round) and Zach Jarrett (28th round).
Nick Vespi started for the Ironbirds and struck out four in three innings, but he also walked three and gave up two runs.
For more details on these games as well as the games of the Dominican Summer and Gulf Coast leagues, check out MiLB.com.
- Norfolk vs Louisville, 7:05. Starter: Gabriel Ynoa
- Bowie vs. Altoona, 7:05. Starter: Tanner Scott
- Frederick vs Wilmington, 7:00. Starter: Keegan Akin
- Delmarva @ Hagerstown, 7:00. Starter: Zach Muckinhirn
- Aberdeen: OFF