Norfolk Tides 5, Charlotte Knights 4 (f/10)
The Knights out-hit Norfolk by a handful of hits, but the Tides weren’t to be stopped, even in extras. D.J. Stewart and Mike Yastrzemski both went deep on Thursday, while Renato Nunez was the only hitter to post a multi-hit game with a pair of singles.
Jhan Marinez got the start and tossed three innings of shutout baseball. He allowed three hits, walked none and struck out three. Both Andrew Faulkner and Paul Fry pitched two innings of scoreless ball.
Bowie Baysox 5, Altoona Curve 2
Another game, another win. Here, the Baysox were able to roll with a three-run fourth inning to cruise on the road. Anderson Feliz had the night of all nights, going 3-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI. He’s posted a .304 average in 112 at-bats this year this year with the Baysox. Anthony Santander homered in the top of the first inning, his one hit on the night.
On the mound, all hats off to Lucas Long! He went seven very strong innings, allowing just five hits and one earned run to get his season ERA down to 4.08. Luis Gonzalez came in for the final two innings to collect the six-out save and wrap up Bowie’s win.
Frederick Keys 5, Salem Red Sox 1
This winning thing is pretty great. I could get used to this.
The Keys rolled here behind the help of another strong seven-inning performance. Cristian Alvarado allowed just three hits on his night, surrendering only one unearned run. He walked one and struck out seven, a heck of a night for the 23-year-old.
It was Ryan McKenna and Preston Palmeiro who helped the Keys offense out-score Salem on Thursday. McKenna, who hit at leadoff, went 3-3 with a double and two runs scored. Palmeiro had a heck of a performance in the three hole, going 2-4 with a three-RBI home run, his eighth of the season. The former NC State standout is hitting a cool .298 on the season.
Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Hickory Crawdads 5
A big night from a lot of Shorebirds on the offensive side of things. Among those big performances:
- Seamus Curran went 2-5 with a three-RBI home run.
- Trevor Craport went 2-3 with two runs scored.
- Max Hogan singled twice and drove in a run.
- Jean Carrillo went 3-4 with a double and three RBI.
Delmarva starter Cameron Bishop struggled a bit through five innings, allowing eight hits and four earned runs on the night.
Norfolk at Toledo, 7:05. Starter: John Means
Bowie at Binghamton, 7:05. Starter: Brian Gonzalez
Frederick at Down East, 7:00. Starter: Michael Baumann
Delmarva vs. Lakewood, 7:05. Starter: Matthias Dietz