The Triple-A Norfolk Tides fell to the Toledo Mud Hens, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox rallied to beat the Harrisburg Senators. The Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds topped the Lexington Legends.
The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds kicked off the 2010 season with a well-rounded victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades.
IronBirds manager Gary Kendall passed along a few tidbits of information after the game tonight.
Frederick second baseman L.J. Hoes is expected to be on an injury rehabilitation assignment with Aberdeen for about eight games. After the first series, Bowie shortstop Pedro Florimon is expected to join the IronBirds for a five-game rehab assignment.
Barring any setbacks, Hoes and Florimon should be back with their regular teams in about one week.
Finally, I wanted to note that the Shorebirds announced they'll host the 2011 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Score: Toledo Mud Hens 6, Norfolk Tides 4 (Box score)
Recap: Left fielder Nolan Reimold was 3-for-4 with a run scored -- raising his batting average to .206 -- in the Tides' 6-4 loss to Toledo.
Norfolk starting pitcher Chris George (2-2) allowed six runs and nine hits in four innings. George struck out three batters, issued three walks and surrendered two home runs.
Tides designated hitter Michael Aubrey contributed a double and two RBIs, and second baseman Robert Andino added an RBI and a run scored.
Catcher Michel Hernandez was 2-for-4 for Norfolk.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: Bowie Baysox 5, Harrisburg Senators 4 (Box score)
Recap: The Baysox scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to overcome four errors in a 5-4 win over Harrisburg at Prince George's Stadium.
Bowie first baseman Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, and second baseman Ryan Adams was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone was charged with four runs (one earned) and five hits in five innings. He walked four batters and collected one strikeout.
Relief pitcher Eddie Gamboa (2-4) tossed three scoreless innings to pick up the victory for the Baysox, while reliever Bob McCrory earned his first save of the season after throwing one scoreless frame.
Designated hitter Robbie Widlansky was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Baysox in the victory.
Adams, third baseman Brandon Waring, shortstop Carlos Rojas and center fielder Danny Figueroa each committed an error.
Score: Frederick Keys 8, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6 (Box score)
Recap: Left fielder Xavier Avery was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in the Keys' 8-6 victory over Myrtle Beach.
Frederick shortstop Greg Miclat was 4-for-5 with an RBI, and right fielder Joe Mahoney added two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.
Keys starting pitcher Rick Zagone (4-6) gave up four runs (two earned) and seven hits in six innings. He also picked off two baserunners in the win.
Designated hitter Buck Britton was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Keys, while third baseman Billy Rowell was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.
Despite allowing one run, two hits and a walk in one inning, relief pitcher Jose Diaz picked up his 10th save of the season for Frederick.
It was Frederick's 40th win in the first half of the 2010 season.
Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Lexington Legends 2 (Box score)
Recap: Designated hitter Levi Carolus was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Shorebirds' 6-2 victory over Lexington at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Delmarva third baseman Tyler Stampone contributed a double and two RBIs, while first baseman T.J. Baxter added two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored.
Shorebirds starting pitcher Jesse Beal (5-3) held the Legends to one unearned run and five hits in six innings. He collected three strikeouts and issued one walk.
Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 2 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Justin Anderson (1-0) lost a no-hitter with one out in the sixth inning as the IronBirds pulled away for a 5-2 win over Hudson Valley in their season opener at Ripken Stadium.
Anderson only allowed a solo home run to Renegades designated hitter Robby Price and two walks in six innings to pick up the win for the IronBirds.
Aberdeen left fielder Kipp Schutz was 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored, while right fielder Jeremy Nowak added a triple and an RBI.
Hoes hit a triple and played five innings in the field for the IronBirds.