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June 10, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- June 10

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides struggled in a loss to the Gwinnett Braves, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox lost both games of a doubleheader to the Binghamton Mets.

The Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Salem Red Sox, while the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds fell in heartbreaking fashion to the Lexington Legends.

The Keys announced that shortstop Greg Miclat and right fielder Ronnie Welty will represent the team in the 2010 Carolina/California League All-Star Game on June 22 at BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Gwinnett Braves 4, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Tim Bascom (0-1) pitched well in his Triple-A debut, but the Tides only collected one hit and lost, 4-0, to Gwinnett.

Bascom struck out six batters and issued one walk in seven-plus innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits, throwing 68 of his 92 pitches for strikes in the loss.

Gwinnett starting pitcher Chris Resop (5-2) faced the minimum 27 batters as Tides designated hitter Rhyne Hughes was doubled up after hitting a single in the second inning.

Resop collected eight strikeouts, throwing 80 of his 105 pitches for strikes in the complete game.

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Binghamton Mets 3, Bowie Baysox 1, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring hit a solo home run, but the Baysox couldn't get much going in a 3-1 loss to Binghamton during the first game of the doubleheader.

Waring also committed his seventh error of the season.

Bowie starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (3-6) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. He hit one batter, gave up two home runs and struck out one.

Second baseman Ryan Adams was 2-for-3 for Bowie.

Game 2 score: Binghamton Mets 2, Bowie Baysox 0, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: RIght fielder Joel Guzman collected two hits as the Baysox were blanked, 2-0, by Binghamton in the second game.

Bowie starting pitcher Zach Clark (1-1) gave up two runs and five hits in three innings. He struck out one batter and issued one walk.

Baysox center fielder Jonathan Tucker added a double.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 4, Salem Red Sox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Second baseman Miguel Abreu was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored as the Keys edged Salem, 4-3, at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick designated hitter Jacob Julius hit a solo home run and scored twice, while third baseman Billy Rowell was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Keys starting pitcher Nathan Nery (5-5) gave up two runs (one earned) and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Nery collected six strikeouts and issued two walks.

Relief pitcher Jose Diaz recorded the final four outs to pick up his ninth save of the season for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Lexington Legends 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 6, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: After the Shorebirds took a one-run lead in the top of the 12th inning, right fielder Brian Conley's error in the bottom half of the frame led to two unearned runs as Lexington pulled out a 7-6 victory.

Delmarva third baseman Tyler Stampone was 3-for-6 with two RBIs, and center fielder Steve Bumbry remained hot with two hits, including a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Shorebirds first baseman T.J. Baxter added a home run and two RBIs.

The bullpen ruined a great start by Delmarva left-hander Nathan Moreau.

He held the Legends to one run and four hits in seven innings, but three relievers -- Brent Allar, James Brandhorst and Patrick Kantakevich -- combined to allow six runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

Kantakevich (0-1) gave up two unearned runs and three hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:03 PM | | Comments (1)


Hey, Dean...I remember when we drafted Bascom that they thought he might be someone special. Could he possibly be in the mix to come up by year's end? Seems like a pretty quick trip through the system.

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