Right-hander Tyler Wilson tossed eight scoreless innings Friday night to earn his sixth win of the season for the Tides. He allowed two hits and struck out six while walking just one. Wilson, 27, lowered his ERA to 4.30 in 17 starts for Norfolk, and has four quality starts in his past five outings. Friday's win was Norfolk's 16th in 22 games.
Outfielder Austin Hays, 22, homered for the 28th time this season in a rain-shortened win Friday night for the Baysox, with 12 coming at Double-A and 16 for High-A Frederick. With three hits Friday, Hays entered Saturday batting .345 with 40 RBIs for Bowie, coming after he hit .328 with a .956 OPS for the Keys.
Outfielder Ademar Rifaela, a 22-year-old from Curaçao, entered the weekend with a league-high 21 home runs after swatting a pair last Sunday for the Keys. He entered the weekend batting .294 with an .880 OPS in his first full season in the Carolina League, though he has struck out 101 times in his first 102 games.
Australian left-hander Alexander Wells, one of the few bright spots on a struggling Shorebirds team this year, has not walked a batter since his June 25 start, a run that has extended over eight starts and 48 innings. Wells now has a 2.45 ERA on the season. He's walked 10 batters in 125 innings this year.
Right-hander Gray Fenter, a touted seventh-round draft pick in 2015, entered Friday having thrown consecutive scoreless, three-inning outings in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League as he works his way back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction. Four of his seven outings have been scoreless, but he allowed three earned runs in each of his three other outings, giving the 21-year-old a 5.52 ERA.