Durham (Rays) 3, Norfolk Tides 2
Norfolk scored the first two runs of the game in the third, but Durham tacked on runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to gain the upper hand. Anthony Santander blasted a two-run shot that scored Garabez Rosa. Rosa finished 2-4 in the contest, while Ruben Tejada and Drew Dosch also tallied two hits. Mike Yastrzemski finished 0-4 in the leadoff spot, and DJ Stewart went 1-4.
Matt Wotherspoon allowed two runs on five hits in five innings. He struck out four, walked only one, and gave up a solo home run. Lucas Long surrendered a run in two innings, and took the loss for Norfolk. Durham’s final run came after three singles in the sixth inning.
Bowie Baysox 17, Altoona (Pirates) 6
Talk about a way to end the season. The Bowie offense exploded for 17 runs in a dominant performance against the Curve. Bowie finished the game 20-43 with SEVEN home runs. Aderlin Rodriguez and Ademar Rifaela both produced two round-trippers. Rodriguez finished with seven RBIs, and Rifaela drove in five runners.
Austin Hays also went deep in a 2-6 effort, and Anderson Feliz finished 3-4 with a home run. Catcher Martin Cervenka homered for his only hit of the game. Every Bowie hitter finished with at least one base hit. Curve starter Dario Agrazal gave up 10 of the the 17 runs in the first three innings.
The Baysox pitched by committee, with no one tossing more than two innings apiece. Zach Pop ended up being the pitcher of record for the Baysox. Pop pitched a clean fifth inning to pick up his first victory for Bowie.
Frederick Keys 2, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) 1
The Keys didn’t come close to matching Bowie’s offensive total, but they scored enough to win the game. Collin Woody hit his 10th home run of the season in the fifth inning. The blast also scored Alejandro Juvier, and gave Frederick all the offense it needed. Randolph Gassaway was the only Frederick player to tally multiple hits. He finished with two of the team’s seven knocks.
Cristian Alvarado picked up the victory, and at 12-11, ensured he would end 2018 with a winning record. Alvarado pitched five innings and allowed Myrtle Beach’s only run. He allowed only four hits, one walk and struck out one. Alex Katz pitched two clean innings to receive credit for a hold, and Travis Seabrooke notched a six-out save.
Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Lakewood (Phillies) 5
At the end of nine innings, this game was tied at two. Minor league baseball man... With the minor league extra-inning rules in place, both teams scored a run in the 11th and 12th innings. Delmarva clinched the victory by scoring five runs in the 13th. Lakewood managed one run before the game came to an end.
Five Delmarva players notched two hits in the game. Despite the high score, Delmarva only tallied one extra-base hit. Ryan Ripken doubled and drove in two runs. Trevor Craport finished 2-4, also walked, and scored a game-high three runs.
Delmarva starter Cameron Ming did not receive a decision, despite tossing six scoreless innings. He allowed only five hits, struck out five and did not walk a batter. Nick Vespi received a blown save, but eventually got credit for the victory.
Aberdeen IronBirds 8, Hudson Valley (Rays) 7
Aberdeen used a five-run third inning to gain an early advantage, and held off a mid-game rally to clinch the victory. After combining for 15 runs through the first six frames, neither team scored again for the remainder of the contest. Jean Carmona led the way for Aberdeen with two doubles and two runs scored. Cody Roberts finished 2-3 and also worked twice. Adam Hall went 2-4 from the lead off spot, and Alexis Torres also tallied two hits.
Josh Keaton notched the victory with 1.1 scoreless relief innings. Zach Matson pitched a scoreless eighth to earn a hold, and Moises Nolasco earned the save. Aberdeen scored seven of its eight runs off of Hudson Valley starter Jose Roca. Roca took the loss.
Complete box scores for theses games can be found here.