Minor league game recaps -- April 28
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides received a special pitching performance in a win over the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost to the Erie SeaWolves.
The Single-A Frederick Keys fell in a rout to the Winston-Salem Dash, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Asheville Tourists.
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Score: Norfolk Tides 6, Gwinnett Braves 0 (Box score)
Recap: In case you haven't heard, Tides starting pitcher Chris Tillman (2-3) tossed a no-hitter tonight in a 6-0 victory over Gwinnett.
Tillman faced one batter over the minimum, collecting six strikeouts and issuing one walk.
Norfolk right fielder Jeff Salazar was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, and first baseman Michael Aubrey added an RBI double.
Second baseman Scott Moore had a double and two runs scored for Norfolk.
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: Erie SeaWolves 9, Bowie Baysox 7 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Tim Bascom (2-1) was touched up for eight runs (four earned) and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Baysox lost, 9-7, to Erie at Prince George's Stadium.
Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and left fielder Tyler Henson added a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Baysox second baseman Ryan Adams collected three hits and two runs scored, while center fielder Miguel Abreu hit a solo home run in the loss.
Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Winston-Salem Dash 13, Frederick Keys 3 (Box score)
Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-3 with his sixth home run of the season, but the Keys were pounded in a 13-3 loss to Winston-Salem.
The 22-year-old outfielder is batting .322 with 21 RBIs in 16 games for Frederick this season. Welty is tied for first in the league in home runs and he ranks second in RBIs.
Keys starting pitcher Cole McCurry (1-1) was charged with seven runs (six earned) and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He also issued four walks and hit a batter.
Third baseman Billy Rowell hit a double and scored a run for Frederick.
Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Asheville Tourists 4 (Box score)
Recap: Second baseman Gary Helmick was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Shorebirds' 5-4 victory over Asheville.
Delmarva outfielder Michael Planeta and third baseman Tyler Kelly each collected three hits and a run scored, while Planeta added an RBI.
Shorebirds starting pitcher Tony Butler gave up three runs, six hits and five walks in four innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. Relief pitcher James Brandhorst (1-1) blew a save, but picked up the win after tossing the final 1 2/3 frames.
Shortstop Garabez Rosa hit two doubles for Delmarva.