Final/10 innings: Norfolk Tides 7, Charlotte (White Sox) 6
On Labor Day, Norfolk decided to work an extra inning. The result was a 7-6, walkoff victory of the visiting Charlotte Knights. The Tides bunted the free base runner over to third, and Jack Reinheimer won the game with a base hit. Reinheimer, a 27-year-old infielder, has hit just .240 in 105 games at Norfolk this season.
Reinheimer finished 3-5 with two RBIs from the nine-hole. Rylan Bannon and Ademar Rifaela also finished with two hits, and Rifaela drove in two runs himself.
Ryan Mountcastle, who you will not be seeing in Baltimore this season, finished 2-4 and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Dean Kremer pitched alright, allowing one run in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Kremer’s final stat line read five innings, eight hits, three runs and five strikeouts.
Tayler Scott had a chance to close the game out in the ninth, but allowed a run and blew the save. Jimmy Yacabonis entered in the 10th and picked up the win after a scoreless inning.
Richmond (Giants) 7, Bowie Baysox 1
The Flying Squirrels held the Baysox scoreless through eight innings, and Bowie’s lone run came far too little, too late. Alex Wells settled down after allowing a run in the first, but imploded in the fourth inning. After a one-out walk, Wells allowed back-to-back home runs to Richmond hitters.
The homers chased Wells from the game, but Brian Gonzalez couldn’t calm the storm. Gonzales allowed three more runs, and Bowie trailed by seven.
Yusniel Diaz and Preston Palmeiro both finished 2-4. Ryan Ripken had Bowie’s only other hit, while Ryan McKenna and Mason McCoy went 0-4.
Potomac (Nationals) 11, Frederick Keys 2
Potomac scored eight runs in the first five innings, and added three more in the seventh to lock up the victory. Ofelky Peralta allowed five runs through the first three innings to put the Keys in a deep hole. Zach Matson and Scott Burke each followed with two innings of three-run ball. That’s not going to lead to many victories.
Robbie Thorburn manufactured his own run with a solo shot in the third, and the Keys added another run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Thorburn, J.C. Escarra and Sean Miller all finished 2-4.
Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Kannapolis (White Sox) 5
After Kannapolis tied the game in the seventh, Delmarva exploded with five runs in the bottom half of the inning. Alexis Torres, Adam Hall and Johnny Rizer all drove in runs with singles. and Delmarva took advantage of a throwing error late in the inning to gain the advantage.
Hall, Rizer and Torres all went 2-4 on the evening, and the three combined for five RBIs. Doran Turchin blasted a solo shot in the sixth inning, and eight of Delmarva’s nine batters finished with at least one hit.
Aberdeen IronBirds 1, Hudson Valley (Rays) 0
Andrew Daschbach blasted the fourth pitch he saw over the center-field fence for a two-out homer, and that was all she wrote. Four Aberdeen pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout, and the IronBirds snuck out a 1-0 victory.
Jake Lyons started and tossed four scoreless, and Jonathan Pendergast followed with three of his own. Lyons allowed three hits while striking out three, while Pendergast allowed only one hit and struck out one. Lyons scattered four walks with the three hits, but HV finished 0-4 with runners in scoring position.
Shelton Perkins struck out two in an inning to earn a hold, Kade Strowd picked up his third save of the season.
The IronBirds were outhit 4-3, but Daschbach’s blast was enough to take care of that.
Today’s scheduled games:
There are no scheduled games today, with Labor Day marking the end of the regular season. Bowie and Delmarva will both start playoff series on Wednesday.