Norfolk Tides 6, Louisville Bats 5 (f/10)
The Tides pushed across a run in all three of the final innings, including one in the tenth to walk this one off at home. The offense tacked on five extra-base hits on Thursday, including an Austin Wynns home run and a Drew Dosch triple. Wynns went 2-4, now hitting .292 on the young season. Joey Rickard tacked on a single - he’s hitting .328 this year with Norfolk.
Davis Hess tossed five innings and allowed five earned. The Tides bullpen tossed five innings of scoreless ball, helped by another scoreless outing from Tanner Scott.
Akron RubberDucks 15, Bowie Baysox 0
That’s not a typo. Not a mistake. Bowie lost this game by 15 runs. What’s perhaps even crazier is the fact that the Baysox ultimately got 11 hits on the night. But 0-7 with runners in scoring position — and Akron’s 6-for-15 mark — sent this game downhill in a hurry.
The bullpen was a disaster, but it wasn’t exactly a great night for starter Hunter Harvey either. He allowed four earned in four innings, surrendering six hits and a pair of walks.
Of Bowie’s 11 hits, only one went for extra bases. Corban Joseph had the double — the other ten knocks were singles, not quite enough for the Baysox to chip into that 15-run advantage. Both Aderlin Rodriguez and Anderson Feliz had two-hit games.
Frederick Keys 8, Salem Red Sox 3
Here’s a game that went in a much better direction.
Starter Brian Gonzalez had a great night on the mound, allowing just a pair of runs over six innings and striking out six. Elvis Araujo tossed two innings after him, followed by a perfect three-strikeout ninth inning from Steven Klimek.
On offense for Frederick, Preston Palmeiro hit his fifth home run out of the year (quietly, he’s hitting .300 on the season). Chris Clare went 3-4 with a double, while Jomar Reyes knocked in a pair of runners with a single.
Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Greenville Drive 8 (f/11)
How’s this for a wild game? Greenville took the lead in both the top of the 10th and 11th innings, but the pesky Shorebirds simply proved to be too much.
Kirvin Moesquit went 2-5 with a double at the top of the lineup, while T.J. Nichting — the former UNC-Charlotte standout — had a three-hit game in the cleanup spot. The game-winning hit came off the bat of Mason McCoy in the bottom of the 11th, an RBI single to right to move Delmarva to 19-8 in 2018.
Lost in the excitement was a plus outing from Matthias Dietz. He threw five innings of two-run ball, striking out seven along the way.
Norfolk vs. Louisville, 7:05. Starter: Chris Lee (season debut)
Bowie vs. Akron, 7:05. Starter: John Means
Frederick at Wilmington, 7:05. Starter: Ofelky Peralta
Delmarva vs. Augusta, 7:05. Starter: Brenan Hanifee