Norfolk Tides 7, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies) 6
Behind 10 hits, and despite two errors and once having a 7-1 lead, Norfolk held on for a 7-6 victory over Lehigh Valley.
Jason Wheeler started for the Tides and pitched four scoreless innings. Jimmy Yacabonis had an uncharacteristically shaky outing going 1.2 innings and yielding four hits and three runs. Logan Verrett notched his fifth save.
Francisco Pena, Luis Sardinas and David Washington homered for Norfolk. Pedro Alvarez was 0-4, Mike Yastrzemski 1-4 with a run scored, and Paul Janish was 1-4. The Tides are 54-62 on the season.
Next Tuesday, August 15, is Turn Back the Clock Night at Harbor Park. The night will feature hot dogs, popcorn and soda for 50 cents each. Sounds like a good deal.
Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) 14, Bowie Baysox 4
Behind 15 hits, the Harrisburg Senators pounded Bowie Tuesday night 14-4. Bowie gave up four runs in the fifth inning, four in the seventh and five in the ninth. The 14 runs allowed was a 2017 season high for the Baysox.
Lucas Long (L, 7-5), Jordan Kipper and Tim Berry each gave up at least four runs in the loss. Cedric Mullins was 0-5, but is still hitting .315. Ryan Flaherty was 3-4 with a homerun, and Austin Wynns went deep as well. Austin Hays and DJ Stewart each were 1-4 and Ryan Mountcastle was 0-4. Bowie was 1-6 with runners in scoring position, while the Senators were 6-12. Each team left six runners on base.
2017 is the 25th season of Bowie Baysox baseball.
Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox) 7, Frederick Keys 8
Tuesday was Arcade Night at Nymeo Field in Frederick, Maryland. The pre-game advertisements promised “games, music and fun.” Fortunately, the fun included a win for the Keys.
Frederick scored runs in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings for the come from behind one run victory. RHP Mike Burke (3-0), a 30th round pick from SUNY Buffalo, got the win with 3.2 scoreless innings and four strikeouts. Tanner Chleborad got his 16th save for the Keys. Cody Sedlock, a 2016 1st round pick, had a rough outing pitching 3.2 innings and giving up three runs.
Yermin Mercedes hit what proved to be the go-ahead homerun, and Shane Hoelscher – a former Rice Owl – went deep and had two RBI.
4,252 was the paid attendance in a game that lasted just under three hours.
Game #1: Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 8
The Shorebirds led 8-1 after two innings, but lost the game 9-8. Not good. Matthias Dietz pitched four innings, giving up five runs and seven hits. Steven Klimek and Jake Brey (L, 2-4) combined to yield the other four runs in a bad pitching display.
Offensively for Delmarva, Preston Palmeiro was 3-4, Ryan McKenna 1-4 and Cole Billingsley 1-5. Collin Woody had three RBI, as did Jake Ring. The Shorebirds had 12 total hits, the Suns 11.
The game was played at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The stadium opened in 1996, in Salisbury, Maryland, and is a great place to see a game on the Eastern Shore. Arthur Perdue was the founder of Perdue Farms.
Game #2: Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 5
Delmarva had 13 hits, to eight for Hagerstown, but the Shorebirds also had two errors as they dropped the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
Travis Seabrooke (3-6) gave up six runs and four hits in 2.2 innings. Cody Dube yielded two runs and four hits. Every that entered the game for the Shorebirds had a hit, sans Collin Woody. Ryan McKenna and Jake Ring, among others, were 2-4.
Hagerstown (62-50) is 14-6 against Delmarva (49-63) this season.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians) 8, Aberdeen IronBirds 7
Aberdeen gave up three runs in the ninth inning to lose a one run game. The IronBirds loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth but were unable to get the winning hit.
Josh Hart was 2-4 and reached base three times, and Ben Breazeale was 0-4. TJ Nichting had two RBI. William Reed Hayes (L, 2-1), a 13th round pick from Vanderbilt in 2017, gave up four hits and three runs in one inning of work.
This was the first of six straight home games at Leidos Field for Aberdeen.
Complete box scores from Tuesday's games throughout Birdland, including the GCL and DSL match-ups, can be found here.
Today’s Scheduled Games
· Norfolk: at Lehigh Valley, 7:05pm. Starter: Alec Asher
· Bowie: vs. Harrisburg, 7:05pm. Starter: David Hess
· Frederick: vs. Winston-Salem, 7:00pm. Starter: TBD
· Delmarva: vs. Hagerstown, 7:05pm. Starter: Jhon Peluffo
· Aberdeen: vs. Mahoning Valley, 7:05pm. Starter: Hunter Harvey