Today's game recaps -- May 30

In case you missed it earlier, I provided live updates from the press box during the Double-A Bowie Baysox's victory over the Harrisburg Senators. Check them out by clicking here.

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides defeated the Columbus Clippers, and the Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Salem Red Sox. The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 4, Columbus Clippers 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Jeff Fiorentino was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Tides to a 4-2 victory over Columbus.


Norfolk starting pitcher Chris Waters (6-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.

Center fielder Justin Christian added two hits and two runs scored for the Tides, while third baseman Melvin Dorta and second baseman Justin Turner each collected an RBI.

Relief pitchers Bob McCrory, Alberto Castillo and Jim Miller each tossed a scoreless inning for the Tides. Castillo picked up three strikeouts, and Miller earned his 12th save of the season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 7, Harrisburg Senators 2 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (6-1) retired the first six hitters, and the Baysox earned a 7-2 victory over Harrisburg at Prince George's Stadium.

The 23-year-old left-hander allowed two runs and five hits in seven-plus innings for Bowie, but he wasn't entirely pleased with his performance.

"It was hit or miss. Sometimes [things were working], sometimes they didn't," Patton said. "I threw some sliders right where I wanted to, and some sliders didn't do anything."

"It wasn't as consistent as I would like to be, but we came out with the win so I can't complain too much," he added.

Patton, who struck out three batters and issued two walks, tired in the eighth inning. He allowed a solo home run to Harrisburg catcher Jhonatan Solano and walked shortstop Michael Martinez.

"I was more mentally tired than I was physically," Patton said. "When I went out there, I just wasn't mentally ready. I got behind both those guys real quick, and that's not my style."

Bowie manager Brad Komminsk was pleased with Patton's performance, but he knew the starting pitcher was ready to come out of the game.

"It was just time to get him. We were going to give him a chance to get eight innings in, but he just didn't get it done," Komminsk said. "He gave us seven quality innings though, and you can't ask for much more than that from a starter."

Bowie's big offensive blow came in the bottom of the fifth inning when third baseman Mike Costanzo hit a grand slam against Senators starting pitcher Justin Jones.


"We've been practicing on hitting the ball the other way to get some backspin on [it] since I haven't been doing that very much," Costanzo said. "It felt good. I got a good pitch to hit, and luckily it went out."

Baysox second baseman Miguel Abreu collected two hits, including a solo home run in the second inning.

"I try to be patient and go to the other side," Abreu said. "That's why I think I've been hitting good."

Shortstop Robert Valido was 3-for-4 for the Baysox, raising his batting average to .197 this season.

"I was seeing the ball pretty good," Valido said. "I've just been working on stuff every day and it just turned out pretty good."

Baysox center fielder Danny Figueroa, left fielder Jonathan Tucker and designated hitter Dave Krynzel each added two hits. First baseman Brandon Snyder was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and an intentional walk for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 8, Salem Red Sox 4 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and the Keys cruised to an 8-4 win over Salem.

Frederick center fielder Matt Angle collected three hits, and third baseman Tyler Henson was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Henson was ejected in the fifth inning.

Keys starting pitcher Tim Bascom (4-4) earned the victory after giving up two runs and six hits in six innings. The 24-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts and didn't walk anyone.

Designated hitter Robbie Widlansky was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Keys, and infielder Bobby Stevens added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Kannapolis Intimidators 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 3 (Box score)

Recap: The Shorebirds collected 13 hits as a team, but the runs weren't as frequent in a 4-3 loss on the road against Kannapolis.

Delmarva shortstop Greg Miclat led the team with four hits, including two doubles, and two runs scored. First baseman Elvin Polanco was 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Shorebirds, and left fielder Kyle Hudson added three hits and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Oliver Drake allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in seven innings for Delmarva, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out six batters and issued three walks.

Shorebirds relief pitcher Raul Rivero (4-1) suffered the loss after giving up an unearned run in the eighth inning. A wild pitch by Rivero allowed Intimidators second baseman Drew Garcia to move to second base and a passed ball by Delmarva catcher Luis Bernardo let the go-ahead run score.

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