Norfolk Tides 10, Durham Bulls (Rays) 6
Things didn’t go as planned for Norfolk starter Josh Rogers, but the Tides offense bailed him out in a 10-6 victory. Rogers only made it through four innings, and allowed all six of Durham’s runs. He allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out three on the evening. Matt Wotherspoon pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win in relief.
DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle both went deep in the third inning. Both prospects had two hits, scored twice, and the pair combined for five runs batted in. Mason Williams finished 2-3 with a pair of RBIs, and Steve Wilkerson went 3-5. Chance Sisco couldn’t get in on the fun, finishing 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and four left on base.
Erie Seawolves (Detroit) 9, Bowie Baysox 6
Giving up eight runs in four innings isn’t a recipe for success at any level, and Bowie starter Tyler Herb figured that out the hard way. Herb gave up nine hits, two homers, and walked two in a night to forget. Pedro Araujo blanked Erie through two innings, and Zach Pop followed with two scoreless frames himself.
Bowie’s one-through-four hitters did all of the damage in the loss. Rylan Bannon finished 3-5 with two RBIs, and Yusniel Diaz went 2-5 with a run batted in.
Orioles catcher Austin Wynns had a strong night at the plate in his rehab assignment. Wynns finished 2-3, and also worked two walks batting in the two-hole. He doubled in the bottom of the ninth, and was called out on strikes in the fourth inning.
Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) 7 (Final/10)
Delmarva nearly squandered a seven run lead, but bailed itself out with a walk off win in the tenth. The Shorebirds plated five in the first, and added runs in the second and fourth inning.
The Intimidators trimmed the deficit to five with a pair of runs in the fifth, but did not draw even until the ninth. Ofelky Peralta was on pace for a victory after allowing only one earned through six frames, but the Shorebirds gave five back and the game went to extras.
Daniel Fajardo won the game with a walk-off single to shallow center after the Intimidators intentionally walked Robert Neustrom. That’s a big time confidence boost to come through after the other team decided it would rather face you with the game on the line.
Frederick Keys 9, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs) 3
Frederick scored in four straight innings to break things open against the Pelicans. Mason McCoy led off for the Keys and came through with three hits and four RBIs. Anytime you pick up four RBIs atop the order, things are going your way. Every Frederick batter recorded at least one hit, but Jake Ring was the only other with a multi-hit night.
Cody Sedlock, the Orioles top pick in 2016, picked up his first victory of the year. The righty made it through five innings, striking out three and walking two. He allowed two runs, and both came via a home run in the top of the first. He settled in after the blast, and only allowed two more hits after the first inning.
Norfolk vs Durham, 6:35. Starter: Gabriel Ynoa
Bowie vs. Erie, 6:35. Starter: Bruce Zimmermann
Frederick vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:05. Starter: Brenan Hanifee
Delmarva vs. Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: Hector Guance