Columbus (Indians) 5, Norfolk Tides 4
The Tides late offensive rally came up just short. They were down 4-0 heading into the seventh inning, eventually made it a one-run game and even loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but could not scratch across that tying run.
Cedric Mullins was atop the lineup and had himself a nice 1-for-3 game with two walks. D.J. Stewart added two walks as well. Ryan Mountcastle singled once, drove in a run and struck out twice, including fot the final out of the game while the bases were juiced.
Keegan Akin lasted just four innings, but all three runs he allowed came off of an Earl Weaver special in that fourth and final frame. The southpaw served up five hits, a walk and five strikeouts. Matt Wotherspoon and Jay Flaa threw two innings apiece and allowed one run each.
Erie (Tigers) 4, Bowie Baysox 0
The Tigers 10th-best prospect, Alex Faedo, and Drew Carlton combined to no-hit the Baysox lineup while walking two and striking out seven. Rylan Bannon and Brett Cumberland each worked one walk apiece. Cumberland was also hit by a pitch, and Yusniel Diaz reached base once via a throwing error. Everyone else went right back to the dugout.
Marcos Molina started for Bowie, and put together a nice outing. The righty tossed 6.1 innings, struck out four, walked one and allowed two runs on one home run in the fourth inning. Brian Gonzalez allowed two runs as well and he also did so on a single home run, but he only pitched 1.2 innings.
Another tidbit from no-hitter history in Jerry Uht/UPMC Park. The first-ever no-hitter in the ballpark was by Bowie pitcher Matthew Bailie in 2005. The catcher for Erie during that game was current @erie_seawolves manager Mike Rabelo.— Tom Reisenweber (@ETNreisenweber) April 24, 2019
Fayetteville (Astros) 7, Frederick Keys 4
Jake Ring led the Keys offense by getting on base three times with a walk, double and single. Mason McCoy added a double as well. The rest of the lineup’s hits were singles. Kirvin Moesquit was the only Keys hitter to not reach base at least once.
Michael Baumann had his worst outing of the young season. Over just 3.1 innings, he allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits, two walks and six strikeouts [EDIT: This post originally claimed that Baumann had nine strikeouts. This has been corrected.] . His season ERA now sits a 6.00. Cameron Ming delivered 2.2 scoreless innings of relief, and Francisco Jimenez gave up one run over two innings of work.
Delmarva Shorebirds 15, Asheville (Rockies) 7
There is something special about these Shorebirds. They make it look easy out there. On Wednesday night, they conjured up more magic with a 10-run third inning, during which they sent 15 hitters to the plate, smacked 10 hits, earned three walks and scored four runs before even recording their first out of the inning.
There were hits up and down the order. Cadyn Grenier was the only Delmarva hitter that did not get on base. He took an 0-for-6 with two strikeouts. Adam Hall led everyone with five hits and four runs scored. Seamus Curran hit the only home run for the Shorebirds. Doran Turchin and Daniel Fajardo both had three hits and three runs scored. Jean Carlos Encarnacion knocked in three runs on two hits and walked twice.
The Delmarva pitchers did not have has nice of a night. Hector Guance started and struggled, allowing three runs on five hits, three walks and one strikeout over three innings. Matthew Hammonds earned the win with the best outing of the day: three innings, two hits, three strikeouts, one walk and zero runs. Matt De La Rosa gave up three runs in one inning of relief, and Tim Naughton served up one run over two innings out of the bullpen.
Complete box scores from Wednesday’s set of games can be found here.