Durham (Rays) 5, Norfolk Tides 2
The Tides lost the game by three runs, and as it turned out, three Norfolk errors in the game led to three unearned runs. It was a tough hill for them to climb the whole game - expected starter Tyler Wilson was summoned to Baltimore, leaving reliever Paul Fry to have to fill in on short notice. Fry gave up three runs, but none earned, in three innings, with two hits and three walks allowed.
At the plate, the Tides only collected seven hits, though that was actually more than Durham’s six. Catcher Chance Sisco was 0-3 and drew a walk in the game. Sisco did not throw out the one runner who tried to steal against him on the day.
Akron (Indians) 8, Bowie Baysox 6
The Rubber Ducks teed off on Bowie starting pitcher Matthew Grimes, blasting him for seven runs in just 3.1 innings. That proved to be too much of a deficit for the Baysox to rally from, although they did give it their best shot.
The Baysox picked up eight hits in the game. Cedric Mullins was 3-5 with a double, while fellow outfield prospect Austin Hays was 2-4 with a double and also drew a walk. That’s some good news for the organization even if the team lost.
Lynchburg (Indians) 3, Frederick Keys 0
Not a whole lot interesting to say about this one. Frederick’s starting pitcher Cristian Alvarado gave up three runs, two earned, in seven innings, and since the Keys didn’t score any runs, that just wasn’t good enough. Ryan Mountcastle was 0-4 in the contest.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Kannapolis (White Sox) 2
Shorebirds starting pitcher Matthias Dietz lasted only 2.2 innings in this contest, but he was pulled from the game before the damage could be too severe. He gave up two hits and three walks, with the Intimidators scoring two runs off of him, one earned.
The Shorebirds went on to collect 13 hits. Chris Clare had a three hit night and three more Shorebirds hitters had multi-hit games.
Aberdeen IronBirds 5, Hudson Valley (Rays) 3
Last year’s fourth round pick, Brenan Hanifee, pulled in a quality start against the Renegades, holding the Rays affiliate to two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings, though he only struck out one batter. Long way to the bigs for Hanifee, but hey, it’s something.
Eight of the nine IronBirds hitters had a hit in the game. Ryan Ripken, nephew of Billy, drove in one of the five Aberdeen runs.
Tuesday’s Scheduled Starters
- Norfolk: at Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Jordan “Win One For The” Kipper
- Bowie: vs. Hartford, 6:35 (Fireworks!) Starter: Brandon Barker
- Frederick: at Potomac, 6:35. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
- Delmarva: vs. Lakewood, 6:05 (Fireworks!) Starter: Jhon Peluffo
- Aberdeen: vs. Lowell, 6:05 (Fireworks!) Starter: Tobias Myers