The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees this afternoon. The two teams were scheduled to play a second game, but it was rained out.
The Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and the Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Potomac Nationals in a rain-shortened contest.
The meeting between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Charleston RiverDogs was canceled, and the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds were edged by the Williamsport Crosscutters.
The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles split a doubleheader against the Princeton Rays.
Score: Norfolk Tides 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 2, 7 innings (Box score)
Recap: The Tides scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to a 4-2 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Harbor Park. The two teams were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader, but the second game was canceled due to rain.
Norfolk shortstop Blake Davis was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and first baseman Brandon Snyder added a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Tides starting pitcher Chris Waters gave up one run and two hits in three innings before he was ejected by home plate umpire Al Porter. Manager Gary Allenson was also thrown out of the game.
Relief pitcher Kam Mickolio (3-3) tossed two scoreless innings for the Tides, and closer Alberto Castillo earned his 11th save of the season despite allowing one run in the seventh.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Bowie Baysox 2 (Box score)
Recap: Third baseman Josh Bell picked up his fourth consecutive multi-hit game as the Baysox fell to New Hampshire, 6-2, at Prince George's Stadium.
The 22-year-old infielder was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Bell is batting .462 with two home runs and five RBIs in eight games since being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for left-hander George Sherrill.
Bowie catcher Steve Torrealba added an RBI, and left fielder Jonathan Tucker threw out two runners at second base in the loss.
Baysox starting pitcher Tim Bascom (2-6) gave up six runs, six hits and four walks in three innings. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and threw a wild pitch.
Score: Frederick Keys 8, Potomac Nationals 4, 6 innings (Box score)
Recap: Left fielder Tyler Henson was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in the Keys' 8-4 win over Potomac in six innings.
Frederick third baseman Brandon Waring contributed two doubles, a single and two runs scored, and first baseman Robbie Widlansky was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Keys starting pitcher Nathan Nery (4-5) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings, while shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. and manager Richie Hebner both were ejected in the second inning.
Second baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Keys, and center fielder Matt Angle added a double, two runs scored and his 34th stolen base of the season.
The series finale between the Shorebirds and Charleston was canceled due to rain, and it will not be rescheduled.
Score: Williamsport Crosscutters 2, Aberdeen IronBirds 1 (Box score)
Recap: Center fielder Steve Bumbry hit a triple in the IronBirds' 2-1 loss to Williamsport at Ripken Stadium.
Aberdeen second baseman Tyler Kelly and right fielder Brian Conley each added two hits, and first baseman T.J. Baxter scored the team's only run.
IronBirds starting pitcher Patrick Kantakevich (2-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts and walked one batter.
Game 1 score: Bluefield Orioles 2, Princeton Rays 0, 7 innings (Box score)
Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Matt Hobgood earned his first professional victory in the Orioles' 2-0 win over Princeton. The 19-year-old right-hander struck out three batters and allowed two hits in five innings.
Bluefield second baseman Omar Casamayor contributed two RBIs, and shortstop Javier Santana was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Relief pitcher Andrew Huebner retired all six batters he faced to earn his first save of the season for the Orioles.
Game 2 score: Princeton Rays 3, Bluefield Orioles 1, 7 innings (Box score)
Game 2 recap: Left fielder Kipp Schutz hit his first professional home run in the second inning, but the Orioles dropped the nightcap, 3-1, against Princeton.
Bluefield starting pitcher Robert Holloway (2-3) allowed three runs (one earned) and six hits in 4 2/3 innings, and relief pitcher Ryan Palsha tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Orioles second baseman Gary Helmick hit a double, and Mike Flacco collected a single as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.