The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Columbus Clippers, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds blanked the Kannapolis Intimidators. The Double-A Bowie Baysox and the Single-A Frederick Keys were both idle.
Also, I wanted to note that the Keys clinched the Carolina League Northern Division first-half championship over the weekend. They'll be in the playoffs at the end of the season.
Recap: Third baseman Josh Bell was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the Tides' 6-3 victory over Columbus.
Norfolk second baseman Robert Andino contributed two hits, three RBIs and a stolen base, while right fielder Rhyne Hughes and first baseman Michael Aubrey each added a double.
Tides starting pitcher Armando Gabino (4-0) held the Clippers to two runs and six hits in six innings, and closer Dennis Sarfate tossed two scoreless frames to pick up his eighth save of the season.Delmarva Shorebirds (A)