Minor league game recaps -- May 18

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were blanked by the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Single-A Frederick Keys won two games against the Potomac Nationals, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds split a doubleheader with the West Virginia Power.


The matchup between the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Binghamton Mets was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on June 8 to make up the missed contest.

Yesterday, the Baysox made a series of roster moves.


Right-hander Brandon Cooney was promoted to Bowie from the Keys, and left-hander Mike Hinckley was added to the team's roster. Left-hander Chad Thall was placed on the temporary inactive list.

Also, left-hander Brett Bordes rejoins the Keys to replace Cooney.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Pawtucket Red Sox 6, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Josh Bell committed two errors in the Tides' 6-0 loss to Pawtucket at Harbor Park, raising his season total to eight.

Norfolk right fielder Rhyne Hughes was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in his return to Triple-A, while designated hitter Nolan Reimold was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Tides starting pitcher Brandon Erbe (0-7) remained winless this season after giving up five runs and eight hits in six innings. Erbe surrendered two home runs.

First baseman Brandon Snyder was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts for Norfolk, and left fielder Michael Aubrey collected a double and a triple.Frederick Keys (A)

Game 1 score: Frederick Keys 3, Potomac Nationals 1, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Center fielder Xavier Avery was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Keys' 3-1 victory over Potomac in the first game of the doubleheader at Harry Grove Stadium.


Frederick third baseman Billy Rowell and second baseman Buck Britton each added a single and an RBI, while left fielder Kyle Hudson and first baseman Joe Mahoney each had a stolen base.

Keys starting pitcher Nathan Nery (3-3) held the Nationals to one unearned run and two hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Jose Diaz tossed a scoreless frame to pick up his second save of the season.

Game 2 score: Frederick Keys 3, Potomac Nationals 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Avery was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as the Keys scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to escape with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap.

Frederick shortstop Greg Miclat was 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and Britton added a single and an RBI in the win.

Keys starting pitcher Cole McCurry gave up two runs and three hits in four innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.


Relief pitcher Brett Jacobson (3-0) held Potomac to one hit in three scoreless innings to earn the win for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Game 1 score: West Virginia Power 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 3, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Matt Hobgood (2-3) was charged with six runs (five earned) and six hits in the Shorebirds' 8-3 loss to West Virginia in the first game of the doubleheader.

Hobgood collected four strikeouts in five-plus innings, but he also issued three walks, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches in the defeat.

Delmarva catcher Jason Stifler was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and shortstop Garabez Rosa added a double and an RBI. However, Rosa also committed his 10th error of the season.

First baseman Tyler Stampone was 2-for-2 with a run scored for the Shorebirds.


Game 2 score: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, West Virginia Power 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: First baseman Tyler Kolodny continued his recent power surge with a two-run home run in the third inning as the Shorebirds salvaged a split of the doubleheader with a 6-2 victory over West Virginia.

It was Kolodny's 10th home run of the season and his fourth in the past four games.

Delmarva catcher Michael Ohlman contributed a double and two RBIs, and third baseman Tyler Kelly added two hits and an RBI.

In a spot start, Shorebirds left-hander Nathan Moreau tossed four no-hit innings. Moreau struck out seven batters and walked one batter in the win.

Shorebirds relief pitcher Randy Henry (1-1) earned the victory despite giving up two runs (one earned), one hit and two walks in two innings.