Bowie closes in
Bowie defeated Trenton, 4-1, last night behind another strong pitching performance -- this time from Zach Clark, who worked 7 1/3 innings and gave up five hits. More importantly, the Baysox reduced their magic number to one and can clinch their first-ever division title with a victory tonight or a loss by the Akron Aeros, who are in second place in the Southern Division of the Eastern League.
The Orioles have assigned Matt Wieters, Blake Davis, Nolan Reimold and Frederick's Brandon Snyder to the Arizona Fall League. The O's also will assign three pitchers to the AFL, but have not announced the names yet. Top draft choice Brian Matusz is expected to be among them.
Norfolk's Mike Costanzo had three hits last night, including the 10th-inning hit that gave the Tides a 5-4 victory over the Durham Bulls. Costanzo short-hopped the left field fence with the bases loaded to score Tike Redman. The three hits raised his average to .261. Kam Mickolio got the win while he waits to return to the major league club on Sept. 2.
The Keys were rained out.