Baltimore Sun

Minor league game recaps -- May 19

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Single-A Bowie Baysox beat the Binghamton Mets. The Single-A Frederick Keys remained hot by winning again over the Potomac Nationals, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were edged by the West Virginia Power.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 5, Pawtucket Red Sox 2 (Box score)


Recap: Designated hitter Scott Moore was 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs in the Tides' 5-2 victory over Pawtucket at Harbor Park.

It was Moore's first game since May 13 due to a strained left hamstring.


Norfolk starting pitcher Chris Tillman (4-4) tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up three hits and striking out four batters. Tillman also issued two walks, throwing 65 of his 112 pitches for strikes.

Tides second baseman Justin Turner added a two-run home run, and first baseman Nolan Reimold was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Reimold also committed an error on a pickoff attempt at first base.

Relief pitcher Frank Mata entered with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and recorded the final two outs to pick up his eighth save of the season for the Tides.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 6, Binghamton Mets 4 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored as the Baysox topped Binghamton, 6-4, on the road.

Bowie catcher Caleb Joseph contributed a home run and four RBIs, while right fielder Jonathan Tucker and designated hitter Robbie Widlansky each collected two hits and an RBI.

Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (3-4) scattered seven hits in six shutout innings, striking out six batters and not allowing any walks. Relief pitcher Pedro Beato recorded the final out to earn his third save of the season.

Second baseman Ryan Adams hit a double for Bowie. It was Adams' 12th double of the season, which ties him for second in the Eastern League.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 6, Potomac Nationals 4 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Joe Mahoney was 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in the Keys' 6-4 win over Potomac at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick right fielder Ronnie Welty hit a solo home run and scored three times, while infielder Buck Britton added two hits.

Keys relief pitcher Brett Bordes (2-0) earned the victory after recording the final out of the eighth inning, and closer Jose Diaz retired all three batters he faced for his third save of the season.

Starting pitcher Kenny Moreland gave up two runs and five hits in five innings for Frederick, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: West Virginia Power 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)


Recap: Third baseman Tyler Henson was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, but the Shorebirds suffered a 3-2 defeat to West Virginia.

Delmarva center fielder Steve Bumbry was 2-for-4 with a double, and second baseman Tyler Kelly added a double and a run scored.

Shorebirds relief pitcher Jacob Smith (3-1) picked up the loss after giving up one run and two hits in 1 2/3 innings, and starting pitcher Jesse Beal held the Power to two runs (one earned) and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Shortstop Garabez Rosa was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts for Delmarva. He also committed his team-leading 12th error of the season.