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Tides win wild one 12-7
Baysox win on Miller HR
The Bowie Baysox (61-57) scored three runs in the seventh inning then held off a couple late rallies from the Richmond Flying Squirrels (60-59) to pick up a 4-3 win on Friday night.
The Squirrels struck first in the bottom of the first inning. With one out Ehire Adrianza doubled and went to third on an infield single by Daniel Mayora. Mark Minicozzi then knocked in the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly to right to make the score 1-0.
In the third inning, Jai Miller tied the game up with a solo home run to make the score 1-1.
The Squirrels retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out, Juan Perez doubled down the right field line and then scored on a Johnny Monell RBI single to make the score 2-1.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Baysox took their first lead of the game. Caleb Joseph led off with a single and Buck Britton reached on a bunt single. After a sacrifice bunt by Wheeler that moved both runners up a base, Miller hit an RBI double to tie up the game. Then with the bases loaded Jonathan Schoop gave the Baysox the lead with an infield RBI single. After a pitching change, Ty Kelly added another run with a sacrifice fly to give the Baysox a 4-2 lead.
The Squirrels got a run in the eighth inning to cut the lead to one. With one out they recorded three straight singles and then Kyler Newby came into the game. Newby walked the first batter he faced to force in a run and cut the lead to 4-3. He then retired the next two batters to strand the bases loaded for the second straight inning.
Eddie Gamboa got the win going six innings and allowing two runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and one walk.
Newby picked up the save getting the final five outs of the game to nail down his 12th save in 12 chances.
The loss went to Chris Gloor who allowed four runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings.
Keys lose 8-0
After trailing by a sizable 5-0 deficit after two innings, the Frederick Keys went on to lose big, 8-0, to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
Myrtle Beach starter Joe Van Meter completely stymied the bats of Frederick as he allowed no runs on two hits and one walk while also striking out six.
Through six innings of play, Frederick had just four base runners as they could not get anything going offensively, getting shut out for the seventh time this season.
The Keys have now lost four in a row against the Pelicans, scoring a paltry six runs in that span.
The loss puts Frederick at 22-24 in the second half of the year, but they still remain in first place in the North Division standings.
Myrtle Beach took an early lead through costly fielding errors by Frederick to start. Of Myrtle Beach ’s five early runs, only two of them were earned. The five run gap proved to be too much for the Keys to overcome.
The Pelicans led 1-0 after the first inning after Odubel Herrera reached on a throwing error from first baseman Tyler Townsend. Then with two outs in the inning, Brett Nicholas hit a double off of starting pitcher Tim Berry to score Herrera and put Myrtle Beach on top.
The game was opened up in the second, again on errors, as the Pelicans scored four times in the inning to take a commanding 5-0 lead. After Tomas Telis doubled, Jeremy Williams reached on a throwing error from Michael Mosby to put runners on the corners with no one out. Josh Richmond hit the first runner home and Herrera followed with an RBI single of his own to make it 3-0. After a sacrifice fly from Teodoro Martinez brought in a fourth run, Hanser Alberto singled to put Myrtle Beach on top 5-0.
The Keys were never able to recover, especially with their offense floundering against Van Meter. Of the Keys’ eight hits, six of them came against the bullpen.
Shorebids lose 7-0
The Augusta GreenJackets (23-24) used two home runs and a strong start by Adalberto Mejia to defeat the Delmarva Shorebirds (18-28) 7-0 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Friday night.
In the third inning, Chris Willoughby drew a lead off walk. Then, Jesus Galindo reached on a bunt single. Shawn Payne followed with a three run homer to left field.
In the sixth inning, Devin Harris connected on a two run homer to left field to stretch the lead to 5-0. Jeff Arnold hit an RBI single to score Jose Flores to increase the lead to 6-0.
The GreenJackets added a run in the seventh inning on a double by Jose Flores.
Shorebirds starter Zach Davies was pinned with the loss over five innings. He allowed three hits. Davies retired seven of the final eight batters faced.
Jesse Beal yielded four hits and three runs over one inning. David Baker allowed three hits and one run over two innings of relief.
Bobby Wilkins tossed a scoreless ninth inning for Delmarva.
GreenJackets starter Adalberto Mejia earned the win over eight strong innings. He surrendered five hits and no runs. Mejia struck out six and walked one.
Michael Ohlman anchored the offense with a 3-for-4 game. Mikey Planeta and Mychal Givens each had two hits.
Ironbirds win 3-2
The IronBirds completed another late-inning comeback, scoring the last three runs of Friday night’s ballgame to win by the final score of 3-2. The IronBirds fell behind 2-0, but scored one run in the 6th and two runs in the 8th to take the lead.
The Tigers struck first in the top of the first inning, plating one run to start the scoring. Jake Stewart hit a one-out double to get in scoring position. Patrick Smith hit a grounder to shortstop Joel Hutter, and the throw was wide of first base. 1B Cameron Edman caught the ball off the bag and tried to apply the tag to the runner, but Smith reached safely. On the throwing error, Stewart went from second to home, scoring the first run of the game.
Connecticut extended their lead in the fifth inning, with a single run in the top of the frame. Leadoff hitter Jared Reaves reached on a single. Jake Stewart hit into a fielder’s choice, retiring Reaves at second. With Stewart on first, LF Danry Vasquez hit an RBI double into left field. Stewart scored all the way from first to give the Tigers a 2-0 advantage.
The IronBirds began chipping away at the Tigers’ lead in the sixth. Lucas Herbst reached on a bunt single down the third base line. Herbst scored when Joel Hutter hit a double down the right field line. Hutter’s two-bagger was his 13th double of the season, a team-high on the IronBirds.
Aberdeen completed the rally in the eighth inning, scoring two more runs to take the lead 3-2. 2B Creede Simpson led off the inning with a triple into right field. Lucas Herbst followed up with an RBI single to tie the ballgame at two runs apiece. Later in the inning, with Herbst on third base, Torsten Boss stepped to the plate. A passed ball off the glove of Tigers’ C Tim Remes allowed Herbst to score, giving the IronBirds a 3-2 lead.
Tom Winegardner entered the game in the ninth inning to close it out for the ‘Birds. A perfect inning of relief for the converted closer gave the IronBirds the victory as Winegardner retired Stewart, Vasquez and Smith in order to end the game.
Lucas Herbst finished with three hits, and he drove in the game-tying run and scored the go-ahead run. It was Herbst’s 11th multi-hit game of the season, the second-most on the team behind only Joel Hutter. Hutter contributed with a multi-hit game as well, his 16th of the season, as well as extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Aberdeen IronBirds NYPL All-Star catcher Sam Kimmel had two hits as well.
Angel Nesbitt took the loss, falling to 1-3 on the season. The IronBirds comeback spoiled a solid start for Connecticut Tigers’ pitcher Endrys Briceno, who went five scoreless innings, allowing just six hits and no walks.
Mark Blackmar got the win, improving to 4-3 on the season. Blackmar pitched five innings of relief in a piggyback start following Jorge Rivera’s three innings. Blackmar and Rivera allowed just one run apiece, with the run off Rivera being unearned. Tom Winegardner got his fifth save in 2012.
Os win 6-1
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