xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Minor league game recaps -- April 8

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell short in their home opener against the Durham Bulls at Harbor Park, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost on the road against the Greenville Drive.

The Double-A Bowie Baysox were winning after four innings when rain suspended play, and the contest between the Single-A Frederick Keys and Lynchburg Hillcats was postponed before it started.

Advertisement
Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 5, Norfolk Tides 3 (Box score)

Recap: Tides starting pitcher Chris Tillman (0-1) suffered the loss after giving up two runs and five hits in four innings during the team's 5-3 loss to Durham.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The 21-year-old right-hander collected five strikeouts and walked one batter. Tillman threw 57 of his 81 pitches for strikes in the game. He also had two wild pitches.

Tides right fielder Rhyne Hughes was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored, and third baseman Josh Bell had a single, a run scored and two strikeouts in his Triple-A debut.

Center fielder Joey Gathright collected two RBIs for Norfolk, while Jeff Salazar added a double.Bowie Baysox (AA)

With the Baysox leading the Flying Squirrels, 1-0, in the fifth inning, the game was suspended due to rain. Bowie starting pitcher Zach Britton didn't allow any runs in the outing, but he surrendered two singles in the frame before play was halted at 8:18 p.m.

Britton collected three strikeouts in his Double-A debut. The game will be resumed Friday at 6:05 p.m. with one out, runners on first and second base and Richmond catcher Jackson Williams at the plate. It is scheduled for nine innings.

According to minor league rules, the regularly scheduled game will follow and it is planned for seven innings. Baysox right-hander Steve Johnson is expected to start that game, but it's unclear who will be on the mound when the suspended contest resumes.

Baysox catcher Caleb Joseph had an RBI single.

Frederick Keys (A)

Tonight's game between the Keys and Hillcats was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday at 6:05 p.m. to make up the contest.

Now, Frederick will begin its season Friday night at 6:05 p.m. against Lynchburg. Keys left-hander Rick Zagone is still expected to make the Opening Day start.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Greenville Drive 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Shorebirds starting pitcher Ryan Berry allowed one run and five hits in five innings during his professional debut.

The 21-year-old right-hander struck out four batters, but he didn't factor in the decision during Delmarva's 5-4 loss to Greenville. Shorebirds left-hander Nathan Moreau (0-1) picked up the defeat after surrendering three runs (one earned) and four hits in two innings.

Delmarva left fielder Brian Conley was 4-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored, but he also committed a costly fielding error that led to three runs for the Drive in the bottom of the sixth inning.

First baseman Tyler Kolodny collected a double, a triple and a run scored for the Shorebirds, while second baseman Tyler Kelly added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement