The Triple-A Norfolk Tides beat the Charlotte Knights, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the Akron Aeros. The Single-A Frederick Keys pounded the Salem Red Sox, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds dropped a close game to the Hagerstown Suns.
Score: Norfolk Tides 7, Charlotte Knights 2 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Brad Bergesen (1-0) held Charlotte to two runs and seven hits in seven innings as the Tides rolled to their third straight victory, 7-2.
Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell hit his first home run of the season, while shortstop Robert Andino and right fielder Jeff Salazar each added a two-run shot.
Tides relief pitchers Alfredo Simon and Ross Wolf each tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the win. Wolf struck out two batters and Simon fanned one.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: Akron Aeros 9, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)
Recap: Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone (1-2) was touched up for seven runs (six earned) and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings during his team's 9-3 loss to Akron at Prince George's Stadium.
The 24-year-old right-hander walked six batters and collected two strikeouts.
Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring was 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs, and right fielder Paco Figueroa added a double.
Score: Frederick Keys 15, Salem Red Sox 4 (Box score)
Recap: Once again, the Keys used some late-inning magic to break open a close game and cruise to an easy victory.
Frederick scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth to top Salem, 15-4, at Harry Grove Stadium.
Keys right fielder Ronnie Welty hit a grand slam in the third inning, and second baseman L.J. Hoes added a three-run shot in the eighth.
Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in five innings for the Keys, and relief pitcher Brandon Cooney tossed the final 1 1/3 innings to earn his second save of the season.
Designated hitter Buck Britton had a two-run home run for Frederick, and third baseman Billy Rowell was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
Despite the win, the Keys committed four errors, including two by first baseman Jacob Julius and Rowell's fifth defensive miscue of the season.
Score: Hagerstown Suns 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 6 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Matt Hobgood (1-1) gave up six runs and six hits in five innings as the Shorebirds fell, 8-6, to Hagerstown.
The 19-year-old right-hander issued two walks, threw two wild pitches and hit two batters. Hobgood also had one strikeout in the loss.
Delmarva shortstop Garabez Rosa was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored, and second baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored.