Minor league game recaps -- April 25
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides beat the Charlotte Knights, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the Akron Aeros. The Single-A Frederick Keys pounded the Salem Red Sox, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds dropped a close game to the Hagerstown Suns.
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Score: Norfolk Tides 7, Charlotte Knights 2 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Brad Bergesen (1-0) held Charlotte to two runs and seven hits in seven innings as the Tides rolled to their third straight victory, 7-2.
Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell hit his first home run of the season, while shortstop Robert Andino and right fielder Jeff Salazar each added a two-run shot.
Tides relief pitchers Alfredo Simon and Ross Wolf each tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the win. Wolf struck out two batters and Simon fanned one.
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: Akron Aeros 9, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)
Recap: Baysox starting pitcher Chorye Spoone (1-2) was touched up for seven runs (six earned) and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings during his team's 9-3 loss to Akron at Prince George's Stadium.
The 24-year-old right-hander walked six batters and collected two strikeouts.
Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring was 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs, and right fielder Paco Figueroa added a double.
Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Frederick Keys 15, Salem Red Sox 4 (Box score)
Recap: Once again, the Keys used some late-inning magic to break open a close game and cruise to an easy victory.
Frederick scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth to top Salem, 15-4, at Harry Grove Stadium.
Keys right fielder Ronnie Welty hit a grand slam in the third inning, and second baseman L.J. Hoes added a three-run shot in the eighth.
Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in five innings for the Keys, and relief pitcher Brandon Cooney tossed the final 1 1/3 innings to earn his second save of the season.
Designated hitter Buck Britton had a two-run home run for Frederick, and third baseman Billy Rowell was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
Despite the win, the Keys committed four errors, including two by first baseman Jacob Julius and Rowell's fifth defensive miscue of the season.
Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
Score: Hagerstown Suns 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 6 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Matt Hobgood (1-1) gave up six runs and six hits in five innings as the Shorebirds fell, 8-6, to Hagerstown.
The 19-year-old right-hander issued two walks, threw two wild pitches and hit two batters. Hobgood also had one strikeout in the loss.
Delmarva shortstop Garabez Rosa was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored, and second baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored.