Nick Brandt struck out six and pitched a complete game Wednesday as Gloucester Post 75 beat Colonial Heights Post 284 7-4 in the first round of the Junior state tournament in Richmond. Wesley Kellums hit a two-run double in a six-run Gloucester first inning, and Taylor Payne batted 3-for-5.
Buck Farmer, a former pitcher for the Peninsula Pilots and Georgia Tech, was promoted from Double-A Erie to the Detroit Tigers. He made his major-league debut by starting Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
The Norfolk Tides (56-69) snapped a four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to beat the host Buffalo Bisons 3-2.
Buffalo (66-58) led 2-0 before the Bisons brought in Bobby Korecky in relief. Ivan De Jesus and Steve Clevenger sandwiched singles around a Christian Walker strikeout, and Dariel Alvarez hit an RBI double to left.
Reliever Steve Delabar struck out Francisco Peguero for the second out. But with Jimmy Paredes batting, Delabar threw a wild pitch that allowed pinch runner Quintin Berry to score the tying run. As Paredes walked, another wild pitch allowed Alvarez to come home with the go-ahead run.
Evan Meek then got the final three outs for a save.
Tides starter Miguel Gonzalez, part of the Orioles' rotation, pitched three shutout innings, yielding one hit. Josh Stinson (5-4) got his fifth win in a row, though he gave up two earned runs and four hits in five innings.
Richmond’s game at New Hampshire was postponed because of persistent rain in Manchester, prompting a 6:05 p.m. doubleheader Thursday.
The Flying Squirrels (68-54) entered the day with a 1 1/2-game lead over second-place Akron in the Western Division.
The Williamsburg Revolution fell to 0-4 at the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under World Series in Winchester, losing 4-3 to Hawaii and then 10-4 to Cranston (R.I.).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun