Salem Red Sox 9, Frederick Keys 4
Not a great start from Lucas Humpal in this one. He went just four innings, allowing seven hits and two walks — three earned runs in total. He was not great, but it was Matt Trowbridge, the first man out of the bullpen, who couldn’t keep Frederick in the game. He didn’t make it a full inning, allowing three earned runs of his own and tallying just two outs.
On offense, it was Chad Billingsley and Alejandro Juvier who were the notable performers on the night. Billingsley tallied his first triple of the year, while Juvier singled three times to boost his season average to .214. Baby steps!
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 3
Here’s some good news — much needed with a rough night in the big leagues and just two games in the system on Thursday.
The Shorebirds got a solid outing from Matthias Dietz (5 IP, 2 ER, 8 K), but the arms out of the ‘pen ended up tallying four innings of one-run ball to get Delmarva the win on Thursday. Reed Hayes from Vanderbilt tossed 2.1 innings of hitless ball, while Alex Katz, who has bounced around a bit, wrapped things up with 1.2 innings.
The big night on offense came from Zach Jarrett, who went 3-4 with a two run home run on the night. Keep an eye on him — this season, he’s hitting .338 with a 1.136 OPS. Ryan Ripken had an RBI single, as did Trevor Craport.
Norfolk at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Jimmy Yacabonis
Bowie at Akron, 6:35 p.m. Starter: Hunter Harvey
Frederick at Buies Creek, 7:00 p.m. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
Delmarva at Hickory, 7:00 p.m. Starter: Brenan Hanifee