Norfolk Tides 4, Toledo (Tigers) 3 (12 innings)
It took them a while, but the Tides were eventually able to convert a leadoff double from Drew Dosch in the 12th inning into a walkoff sacrifice fly for a win. The Tides used just four pitchers over the 12 innings of the game, with starter Gabriel Ynoa going seven. Ynoa allowed three runs on five hits and struck out five without walking a batter.
Relievers Andrew Faulkner, Donnie Hart, and Jimmy Yacabonis combined to hold the Mud Hens scoreless for the rest of the game. Hart and Yacabonis each pitched two innings and struck out three batters apiece.
There wasn’t a whole lot going on at the plate for the Tides, as they only had nine hits in the game’s 12 innings. Three of those nine were hit by Dosch. That included a pair of doubles, of which Dosch now has 32 this season. The 2013 seventh round pick has a respectable, if not exciting, .751 OPS in 105 games with Norfolk.
Bowie Baysox 9, Erie (Tigers) 0
The Bowie offense came alive with 15 hits in the game, six of which went for extra bases. That included a 3-4 night for third baseman Ryan Mountcastle, all three of which were doubles. Outfield sensation Austin Hays had a three hit night as well, though only one of his went for extra bases.
Stacey’s cousin Lucas Long (not actually Stacey’s cousin) needed just 65 pitches to clear five innings against the SeaWolves, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out four batters. Long has a 2.77 ERA in a swingman kind of role for the Baysox this season. He’s pitched 110.2 innings with a 1.20 WHIP.
Frederick Keys 9, Carolina (Brewers) 4
If you looked at the hit column, where Carolina led 17-9, you might think that it would be the Mudcats who scored nine runs in the game. However, it was the Keys, who were able to generate their offense with efficiency. Three Carolina errors ultimately led to just one unearned run out of the nine they scored.
Starting pitcher Reid Love scattered nine hits and a walk over six innings, giving up just one run while striking out six batters. Not too bad.
Lakewood (Phillies) 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (11 innings)
Delmarva gave up three in the eighth to fall behind, scored two in the ninth to send it to extra frames, then lost in a walkoff in the eleventh. Both teams had eight hits apiece. Starter Travis Seabrooke started the game with six scoreless for Delmarva, allowing just two hits and two walks. That’s a good night.
Four different Shorebirds batters had two hit nights. Nobody else had a hit, though, and they only drew one walk. Tough to score runs when things are like that.
Hudson Valley (Rays) 2, Aberdeen IronBirds 1
These two teams combined for just nine hits in the game. Snoozer or pitcher’s duel? I couldn’t tell you. What I can tell you is that Tobias Myers, the player traded to the Rays for Tim Beckham, struck out eight Aberdeen batters in 5.2 innings, giving up a run on just three hits and a walk.
IronBirds pitcher Cameron Bishop, the 26th round pick whose signing had to be approved after the deadline, wasn’t too shabby himself. Though Bishop allowed two runs and took the loss, only one of the runs was earned. He went six innings, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Sunday’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: vs. Toledo, 4:05. Starter: Alec Asher
- Bowie: vs. Erie, 2:05. Starter: David Hess
- Frederick: at Carolina, 2:00. Starter: TBD
- Delmarva: at Lakewood, 1:05 (doubleheader). Starters: Matthias Dietz, Alex Wells
- Aberdeen: at Hudson Valley, 5:05. Starter: A different TBD