Minor league game recaps -- June 4

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were beaten by the Buffalo Bisons, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox came up short against the Erie SeaWolves. The Single-A Frederick Keys topped the Lynchburg Hillcats, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Earlier today, relief pitchers Mike Hinckley and Pedro Viola swapped places in the organization. Hinckley was promoted to Norfolk, while Viola was sent back to the Baysox.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Buffalo Bisons 11, Norfolk Tides 6 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Matt Angle was 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Tides' 11-6 loss to Buffalo at Harbor Park.


Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder hit a solo home run, and left fielder Jeff Salazar added three hits, a stolen base and an RBI.

Starting pitcher Armando Gabino was charged with six runs (four earned) and six hits in three-plus innings for the Tides, while Hinckley (0-1) suffered the defeat after allowing four runs, two hits and two walks without recording an out.

Former Orioles minor leaguer Justin Turner was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Buffalo. The 25-year-old infielder is batting .393 with four RBIs in six games since joining the Bisons. He has hit successfully in each contest.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Erie SeaWolves 6, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Joel Guzman was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Baysox fell short, 6-3, to Erie at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie designated hitter Caleb Joseph and third baseman Tyler Henson each added a solo home run, while catcher Steven Lerud was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Baysox starting pitcher Tim Bascom (3-4) allowed four runs, seven hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out one batter and gave up two home runs.

Relief pitcher Pedro Beato surrendered two runs in one inning for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 5, Lynchburg Hillcats 1 (Box score)


Recap: Shortstop Greg Miclat was 4-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, two RBIs and two runs scored in the Keys' 5-1 win over Lynchburg at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick second baseman Buck Britton and first baseman Jacob Julius each contributed two hits, including a double, and center fielder Kyle Hudson added two hits, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Keys relief pitcher Brett Jacobson (4-0) earned the victory after tossing three scoreless innings, while starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea gave up one run and four hits in four innings.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Steve Bumbry was 4-for-4 with a double, but he committed one of the Shorebirds' three errors in a 4-1 loss to Greensboro.

Delmarva starting pitcher Matt Hobgood and third baseman Tyler Stampone each committed a defensive miscue in the defeat.


Hobgood (3-5) turned in an average outing on the mound, holding the Grasshoppers to four runs (two earned) and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out seven hitters, issued one walk and hit a batter. Hobgood also threw two wild pitches in the game.

Catcher Jason Stifler was 1-for-3 with a run scored for Delmarva.