Minor league game recaps -- April 30

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Gwinnett Braves in the final game of their road trip, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox couldn't score against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

The Single-A Frederick Keys were edged by the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Asheville Tourists.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Gwinnett Braves 5, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Chris George (1-1) only allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings, but the Tides lost, 5-1, in the series finale to Gwinnett.


Norfolk second baseman Justin Turner was 2-for-5 with a double, and outfielder Jeff Salazar added a triple in the defeat.

Relief pitcher Kam Mickolio retired all three batters he faced for Norfolk.

Tides shortstop Robert Andino was 1-for-3 with an RBI.Bowie Baysox (AA)

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

Recap: Starting pitcher Steve Johnson (0-2) held Richmond to two runs and five hits in six innings, but he didn't receive any support as the Baysox were blanked, 2-0.

Bowie designated hitter Paco Figueroa collected two of the team's three hits. The 27-year-old utility player is batting .361 in 19 games, which is second in the Eastern League.

Relief pitcher Pedro Beato tossed two scoreless frames for the Baysox, lowering his ERA to 1.42 in 12 2/3 innings this season.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5, Frederick Keys 4 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Kyle Hudson was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the Keys' 5-4 loss to Myrtle Beach.


Frederick starting pitcher Rick Zagone (0-2) was charged with five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. The 23-year-old struck out two batters and issued two walks.

First baseman Joe Mahoney, shortstop Greg Miclat and second baseman Bobby Stevens all collected two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Frederick.

It was Miclat's first game back for Frederick after missing two weeks due to a broken nose.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Asheville Tourists 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Jake Cowan (3-0) gave up two runs and eight hits in seven innings as the Shorebirds picked up a 6-3 victory over Asheville.

Shorebirds right fielder Brian Conley was 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season, and first baseman Tyler Stampone added a double and three RBIs.


Delmarva relief pitcher Josh Dowdy forced the Tourists to leave the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, tossing the final 1 1/3 innings to earn his third save of the season.