The Triple-A Norfolk Tides picked up their first victory of the season against the Durham Bulls, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox split a doubleheader with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

The Single-A Frederick Keys struggled offensively in their loss to the Lynchburg Hillcats, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Greenville Drive.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Durham Bulls 4 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Lou Montanez was 3-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored in the Tides' 6-4 victory over Durham at Harbor Park.

Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder added two RBIs, and catcher Adam Donachie was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Tides starting pitcher Jake Arrieta tossed five scoreless innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed three hits, walked four batters and collected two strikeouts.

Relief pitcher Frank Mata (1-0) surrendered one run and two hits in 1 1/3 innings for the Tides, but he picked up the victory. Alberto Castillo earned his first save of the season.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4 (Box score)

Game 1 recap: In the completion of Thursday night's suspended game, the Baysox edged the Flying Squirrels with a 6-4 victory at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while catcher Caleb Joseph and left fielder Tyler Henson each added two RBIs.

Designated hitter Paco Figueroa picked up three hits and two runs scored for the Baysox, while right fielder Miguel Abreu was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Bowie relief pitcher Pat Egan (1-0) earned the victory after allowing two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings, while Chad Thall recorded the final five outs for his first save of the season.

Baysox second baseman Ryan Adams and first baseman Robbie Widlansky also had two hits each.

Game 2 score: Richmond Flying Squirrels 2, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)

Game 2 recap: The Baysox managed only two hits in the nightcap, falling, 2-0, to the Flying Squirrels.

Bowie catcher Phillip Britton hit a double, and center fielder Danny Figueroa added a walk and a single in the loss.

Right-hander Steve Johnson struck out six batters in five scoreless innings. The 22-year-old starting pitcher walked two hitters and gave up five hits.


Baysox relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa (0-1), who was 11-0 at three different levels in 2009, suffered the loss after allowing two runs and three hits in two innings.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Frederick Keys 1 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty collected two hits and an RBI in the Keys' 3-1 loss to Lynchburg to begin the 2010 season.

Frederick first baseman Joe Mahoney was 2-for-4 in the game, and third baseman Bobby Stevens added a single and a double.

Keys left-hander Rick Zagone (0-1) gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits in four innings. The 23-year-old starting pitcher struck out two batters and issued three walks.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Greenville Drive 2 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Levi Carolus was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in the Shorebirds' 4-2 victory over Greenville.

Delmarva center fielder Steve Bumbry added two triples, an RBI and a run scored, while catcher Michael Ohlman also picked up an RBI.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Jake Cowan only surrendered two runs and two hits in four innings, but he also walked five batters.

Relief pitcher Jacob Smith (1-0) earned the win after tossing three scoreless innings for Delmarva, while Josh Dowdy notched his first save of the season with a scoreless frame.