The host Durham Bulls swept Norfolk in a doubleheader Saturday, providing plenty of offensive thunder.
The Bulls rolled 10-4 in Game 1, snapping the Tides’ three-game winning streak. Leslie Anderson homered and had three RBI for the Bulls, and Mike Fontenot was 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Danny Valencia had three hits and Jason Pridie doubled twice for the Tides, but starter Zach Clark yielded seven runs and seven hits in four innings.
In Game 2, Durham (12-5) broke a sixth-inning tie on Vince Belnome's two-out, two-run homer and held on to win 5-3.
The Tides (9-8) trailed 3-0 before a three-run fifth that included three walks, an RBI groundout by Luis Exposito and a two-run single by Jonathan Schoop.
After losing 3-2 in the opener, the Richmond Flying Squirrels bounced back to split a doubleheader by beating the Reading Fightin Phils 4-1 in Game 2 before 8,407 at The Diamond.
In Game 1, Zach Collier hit a tying RBI triple and scored to make it 3-2 on Jim Murphy’s single for the Fightin Phils in the fifth inning.
For the Flying Squirrels, Ryan Lollis and Javier Herrera provided RBI hits.
In the nightcap, Craig Westcott pitched 6 2/3 innings for the victory, while Herrera doubled twice and drove in three runs.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun