Charlotte Knights (White Sox) 6, Norfolk Tides 5
Norfolk scored four times in the bottom of the first to establish an early lead, but the Tides slowly gave the runs back before eventually falling 6-5 to Charlotte. Tanner Scott surrendered one hit and a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning that proved to be the difference.
Mason Williams got Norfolk on the board with a single that plated Christopher Bostick. Zach Vincej drove in DJ Stewart with another single, and Austin Wynns brought Williams and Austin Hays home with another single. The Tides may not have had their Wheaties, but they used five singles in a walk in the first inning to gain the early advantage.
Charlotte evened the score with a pair of runs in the third and fourth innings. Norfolk starter Luis Ysla allowed all four of those runs, and only lasted four innings. Hunter Harvey pitched the fifth inning and surrendered a solo shot to give the Knights the lead. Branden Kline worked two scoreless innings, but Scott allowed the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Norfolk fell despite outhitting the Knights 14-5. Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle both went 3-5, while Williams, Vincej and Bostick also had multi-hit games.
Bowie Baysox 4, Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies) 2
Bowie scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to battle back for a 4-2 victory. Rylan Bannon drove in the tying and go-ahead run with a single that bounced off Reading’s pitcher and into center field. Mason McCoy ripped a single to left that drove in Bannon and provided some insurance.
Bowie starter Dean Kremer held the Phils to two runs in five innings, but did not receive a decision. Kremer allowed only three hits, but he walked four batters and allowed a solo home run in the third. Brian Gonzalez and Cristian Alvarado combined for four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Alvarado earned the win, and did not allow a hit in 1.1 innings.
Bowie doubled up the Phils on runs and hits. McCoy, Cedric Mullins, Carlos Perez, and Preston Palmeiro each had two hits in the ball game, and the Baysox tallied 12 all together.
Charleston RiverDogs 7 (Yankees), Delmarva Shorebirds 5
Delmarva allowed five runs in the top of the third and could never recover in a 7-5 defeat against Charleston. Starter Hector Guance allowed those five runs, but sandwiched the big inning with four scoreless frames. All five of the runs were earned, but the RiverDogs did not use the long ball.
Guance ran into some trouble after he plunked a batter with the bases loaded. He gave up a single to fall behind 2-0, and followed with a bases loaded walk to give Charleston a three-run advantage. The RiverDogs added two more with a sacrifice fly and and RBI groundout before the third inning mercifully ended.
Zach Watson blasted a solo homer for Delmarva in the fourth inning. The Shorebirds added three in the seventh and another in the eighth, but it was too little too late. Cody Roberts and Adam Hall led the way with two hits apiece.
Today’s scheduled games:
Norfolk vs Charlotte, 7:05. Starter: TBD
Bowie vs Reading 7:05. Starter: Zac Lowther (11-5, 2.57)
Frederick at Myrtle Beach, 7:05. Starter: Cameron Bishop (0-8, 4.93)
Aberdeen IronBirds at Mahoning Valley, 7:05. Starter: TBD