Baltimore Sun

Minor league game recaps -- April 17

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Durham Bulls, but the Double-A Bowie Baysox defeated the Akron Aeros for their eighth straight victory.

The Single-A Frederick Keys held on to beat the Lynchburg Hillcats, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were pounded for a second consecutive night by the Hagerstown Suns.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 7, Norfolk Tides 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Rhyne Hughes collected a double and two more RBIs for the Tides, but they suffered a 7-2 setback against Durham.


Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder broke out of a 2-for-23 slump with two hits, and center fielder Joey Gathright had a single, a double, a stolen base and a run scored.

Tides starting pitcher Brandon Erbe (0-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued one walk.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 3, Akron Aeros 2 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring provided all of the offense needed for the Baysox in a 3-2 victory over Akron.

The 24-year-old infielder was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Bowie.

Baysox left fielder Tyler Henson hit a double, and right fielder Miguel Abreu and designated hitter Paco Figueroa each scored a run.

Bowie starting pitcher Tim Bascom held the Aeros to one run and three hits in five innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Relief pitcher Pedro Beato (1-0) picked up the victory for the Baysox despite blowing a one-run lead by throwing a solo home run to Akron second baseman Cord Phelps in the seventh inning. The 23-year-old right-hander gave up one run and four hits in two innings.

Baysox right-hander Pat Egan recorded the final two outs for his first save of the season.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 6, Lynchburg Hillcats 4 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Cole McCurry held Lynchburg to one run and five hits in five innings as the Keys pulled out a 6-4 victory at Harry Grove Stadium.

Keys third baseman Buck Britton was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs, and designated hitter Billy Rowell added two RBIs.

Frederick relief pitcher Brandon Cooney recorded a 1-2-3 inning to pick up his first save of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Hagerstown Suns 13, Delmarva Shorebirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Tyler Kolodny was 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs, but the Shorebirds were routed, 13-4, by Hagerstown at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.


Delmarva right fielder Brian Conley continued his hot start with two hits, including a triple, and a run scored. The 23-year-old outfielder is batting .464 (13-for-28) in eight games this season.

Shorebirds shortstop Garabez Rosa and designated hitter T.J. Baxter each added two hits, and left fielder Michael Planeta and third baseman Levi Carolus each collected an RBI.

Starting pitcher Tony Butler (0-1) gave up five runs, five hits and four walks in three innings for Delmarva, and relief pitcher Randy Henry was charged with seven runs (five earned) and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. Despite his struggles, the 19-year-old right-hander struck out seven batters.