Binghamton Rumble Ponies 3 (Mets), Bowie Baysox 0
Binghamton starter Anthony Kay did not allow a hit through seven innings, and Bowie managed just one hit in the shutout loss. The Mets top pick in the 2016 draft struck out seven, while walking just one. He threw 58 of his 88 pitches for strikes.
Four Bowie pitchers split the load, with Cristian Alvarado eventually taking the loss. Alvarado allowed two runs in three innings. Zach Muckenhirn allowed the other run in the top of the ninth.
Carlos Pèrez recorded the Baysox only hit. Ryan McKenna and Ademar Rifaela both drew a walk in the loss.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs) 8, Frederick Keys 5
Frederick took a brief one-run lead on a Jake Ring RBI triple, but the Pelicans answered with a crooked number in the top of the third. Keys starter Brenan Hanifee was eventually chased from the game after allowing five runs in 2.2 innings. The Pelicans added a run in the fifth, sixth and ninth innings to put the game out of reach.
Ring laced a solo home run in the top of the fifth, and drove in another run with a single in the sixth. He finished 3-4 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Austin Hays, who is rehabbing in Frederick, homered in the seventh inning. He finished 2-5, but did strike out twice.
Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) 3
The Intimidators took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third, and neither team scored again until the ninth. Delmarva’s Adam Hall laced a soft line drive to center field in the top of the ninth, and the tying and go-ahead runs came around to score. The Shorebirds snuck out another victory, and moved to 33-9 on the season.
Nick Horvath homered in the top of the first, and Cadyn Grenier drove in Robbie Thornburn with an single in the third. Thornburn, Horvath and Hall were the only three Shorebirds with multiple hits.
Hector Guance allowed all three of Kannapolis’s runs in the five innings. Ryan Conroy was credited with the win in relief.
Today’s scheduled games
Norfolk vs Durham, 6:35. Starter: Tyler Herb
Bowie vs. Binghamton, 6:35. Starter: TBD
Frederick vs. Myrtle Beach, 7:00. Starter: Michael Baumann
Delmarva vs. Lakewood, 7:05. Starter: TBD