Minor league game recaps -- May 7

Powered by last-inning heroics from a top prospect, the Triple-A Norfolk Tides beat the Toledo Mud Hens, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox were blanked by the Trenton Thunder.

The Single-A Frederick Keys won against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Charleston RiverDogs.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 3, Toledo Mud Hens 2, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Josh Bell hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning, sending the Tides to a 3-2 victory over Toledo at Harbor Park.


Bell was 3-for-4 with two walks, a stolen base and two RBIs in the game.

Norfolk right fielder Michael Aubrey was 2-for-3 with a double, two intentional walks and a run scored, and second baseman Blake Davis added two hits.

Tides starting pitcher Troy Patton allowed two runs, six hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings, and relief pitcher Jim Miller (1-0) earned the win after tossing a scoreless frame.

First baseman Brandon Snyder was 0-for-5 with five strikeouts for Norfolk. In 28 games this season, the 23-year-old infielder is batting .181 with one home run and eight RBIs. Snyder is 1-for-19 in his past six games.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Trenton Thunder 1, Bowie Baysox 0 (Box score)

Recap: Trenton catcher Austin Romine hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning for the game's only run as the Thunder blanked the Baysox, 1-0.

Bowie only collected four singles -- one each by second baseman Ryan Adams, left fielder Tyler Henson, center fielder Miguel Abreu and catcher Caleb Joseph -- in the loss.

Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (2-3) gave up one run and four hits in six innings. The 27-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts and hit a batter.

Relief pitcher Pat Egan continued his Double-A dominance for the Baysox. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound right-hander tossed two scoreless frames, lowering his ERA to 0.49 in 18 1/3 innings (nine appearances) this season.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 2, Wilmington Blue Rocks 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Nathan Nery (2-2) held Wilmington scoreless for 7 2/3 innings as the Keys picked up a 2-0 win at Harry Grove Stadium. The 24-year-old left-hander struck out four batters and scattered five hits.

Frederick left fielder Xavier Avery hit a solo home run, his first of the season, while designated hitter Billy Rowell and shortstop Greg Miclat each added two hits.

Keys relief pitcher Brandon Cooney recorded the final four outs to earn his fifth save of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Charleston RiverDogs 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 4 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Tyler Kelly hit three doubles and scored twice, but it wasn't enough as Delmarva couldn't overcome four errors in a 6-4 loss to Charleston at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.


Shorebirds right fielder Brian Conley collected two hits, and shortstop Garabez Rosa had a triple, an RBI and a run scored.

Delmarva starting pitcher Matt Hobgood gave up four runs (three earned), nine hits and two walks in five innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. The 19-year-old right-hander threw three wild pitches and also had a throwing error on a pickoff attempt.

Kelly, center fielder Steve Bumbry and catcher Michael Ohlman also committed one defensive miscue each in the game.

Relief pitcher James Brandhorst (1-2) suffered the loss after allowing two runs and three hits in one inning for the Shorebirds.