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Jason Esposito had another big night at the plate (3-for-4, Double, HR, 3 RBI). Make that two nights in a row he's won Hangout Player of the Night!

Tides [AAA] Won 3 to 1

Eddie Gamboa made the start (4 IP, 4 H, ER, 4 BB, 4 K).

Chris Parmelee went 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBI.

Baysox [AA] Won 8 to 0

Branden Kline turned in a scoreless outing yet struck out no one (7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 0 K). That's kind of amazing given his power stuff.

Brandon Snyder homered and finished 2-for-3.

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a double .

Ryan Flaherty went 1-for-4 with a double.

Keys [A+] Lost 6 to 5

Brenden Webb hit a pair of doubles.

Drew Dosch went 2-for-3.

Shorebirds [A] Won 4 to 3

Riley Palmer went 3-for-5 with a double.

Sebastian Vader pitched a quality start (6.2 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 6 K).

Elier Leyva hit a pair of doubles and finished 3-for-5.

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Douglass Newton

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds pulled off another dramatic ninth inning rally, eventually winning in extras, 4-3 on Monday night. With the comeback victory, the Shorebirds (15-9) earned a series victory in Augusta, finishing their Southern Division road trip with an impressive 5-2 mark.

Both starters, Sebastian Vader of Delmarva and Jose Reyes for Augusta, dominated early. Augusta manufactured a run in the first inning with just one hit. Seth Harrison singled up the middle, and then advanced on a stolen base and passed ball. Aramis Garcia brought Harrison home on a fielder’s choice to third base, giving Augusta a 1-0 lead.

The Shorebirds steadily chipped away at the GreenJackets’ starter until breaking through in the fifth. Riley Palmer lined a triple down the left field line. Elier Leyva rocked a two-out double, splitting the left-center gap and bringing home Palmer for a 1-1 tie.

Augusta broke the deadlock in the seventh inning off Vader. Garcia led off the frame with a single, and Augusta pushed him over with a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Will Callaway delivered a go-ahead single to center for a 2-1 GreenJackets advantage. Arenado added another RBI single in the eighth inning off Mike Burke, making his Shorebirds’ debut in relief.

Trailing by two runs headed to the ninth, Jamill Moquete came up huge in another clutch situation. Moquete crushed a game-tying two-run home run, extending the game for Delmarva. It was the second time Moquete homered to tie a game in the ninth, doing the same at Hagerstown on April 22nd.

In extras, Moquete played a crucial role again. Jared Breen and Alex Murphy started the inning with consecutive singles. After a wild pitch and strikeout, Augusta intentionally walked Jomar Reyes to load the bases. Moquete drew another free pass from Reyes Moronta to force in the go-ahead run.

Donnie Hart locked up the save in the tenth inning, his league-high seventh of the season. Dariel Delgado gets credit for his third win, a team-high. Reyes Moronta settles for the loss for the Augusta GreenJackets.

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Doug Raferty

Frederick Keys News Release

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2015

KEYS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 6-5 LOSS

THREE-RUN NINTH NOT ENOUGH, KEYS SWEPT IN FOUR GAMES

Zebulon, NC – For the second straight game, the Keys nemesis was the eighth inning in a 6-5 defeat to Carolina at Five County Stadium on Monday night. One game after the Mudcats scored seven runs in the eighth on Sunday, they plated four on Monday en route to a four-game sweep over the Keys. It is the first time since 2008 Frederick has been swept in a four-game road trip.

Trailing 6-2 entering the ninth, Frederick nearly came back with a trio of runs. After Carolina reliever Dave Peterson struck out Trey Mancini to begin the frame, the next five Keys batters reached against him to trim it to a one-run deficit. Brenden Webb doubled, Adrian Marin singled and Austin Wynns brought Webb home to make it 6-3. Anthony Caronia reached on an error that scored Marin, and Wynns was brought home by pinch-hitter Tucker Nathans’ RBI single. Tyler Jones came in to relief Peterson and got a Johnny Ruettiger lineout and strikeout of Jeff Kemp to earn his fifth save.

One night after scoring 11 unanswered runs, Carolina scored six unanswered to take a 6-2 lead. In the eighth, Keys reliever Dennis Torres gave up four runs, two earned, to take the loss. Sending nine men to the box, Joey Meneses scored on a Levi Hyams RBI base hit, and error on Torres added another run. A two-run single by Sean Godfrey proved to be the game-winning hit.

The Keys scored the first pair of runs against Mudcats starter Lucas Sims, who went six innings, allowed five hits and two runs. In the third, Drew Dosch knocked in his league-leading 19th RBI of the year, and Wynns lifted a sac fly in the fourth to bring home Webb.

Keys starter Jarett Miller allowed one run through five innings of work, as he gave up an RBI single to Meneses in the fourth. Miller stranded two runners on base in the fourth and fifth innings and was left with a no-decision. Austin Urban struck out the side in the sixth and seventh frames, however he allowed a game-tying two-out double to Joe Odom in the sixth that tied the game up at 2-2.

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Adam Pohl

Bowie, Md. - Every player in the Baysox starting lineup recorded a hit as the team used a pair of early home runs and help from some Baltimore Orioles players to secure an 8-0 shutout win over Akron Monday night. Baysox starter Branden Kline also turned in his best start of the season, throwing seven shutout innings.

Baltimore Orioles infielders J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty were in Bowie Monday, playing with the Baysox on a Major League Rehab Assignment. Flaherty started at second base and batted second while Hardy batted third and started at shortstop. The duo combined to go 3-for-8 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Brandon Snyder put the Baysox on the board first with a solo home run to left-center field in the bottom of the first inning against Akron starter Ryan Merritt.

Jason Esposito added to the Baysox lead with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. Esposito's first Double-A home run came after a Snyder single to lead-off the inning.

The Baysox doubled their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Snyder drew a one-out walk and moved to third base on a Chris O'Brien single and throwing error by third baseman Yandy Diaz. David Freitas brought both runners home with a two-out double to center field and he then scored on a Mike Yastrzemski single to right field to give the Baysox a 6-0 lead.

The Orioles rehabbers aided the Baysox cause in the bottom of the seventh inning against Akron reliever Trey Haley. Flaherty hit a lead-off double to center field and Hardy followed with an RBI double to center field. Hardy later scored on an Esposito single to right field to give the Baysox an 8-0 lead.

Kline threw seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits while striking out four in the win. Reliever Ashur Tolliver pitched the final two innings, allowing three hits and walking two while striking out one.

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Ian Locke

Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single in the top of the 10th inning to power Norfolk to a 3-1 win at Syracuse Monday night.

With the score knotted at 1-1 in the 10th, Michael Almanzar opened the decisive frame with an infield single off of Rafael Martin (1-1). After a sacrifice bunt, Paul Janish and Nolan Reimold worked back-to-back walks to load the bases with one out, but Martin struck out Jayson Nix for the second out of the inning. Parmelee then lined a single into right-center field on the ninth pitch of his at-bat, plating Almanzar and Janish and giving the Tides the 3-1 advantage.

Oliver Drake worked a scoreless 10th to earn his fifth save of the season, while Chaz Roe (2-1) earned the victory by retiring the final batter of the ninth inning. The Tides set a season-high by using seven pitchers in the contest.

Parmelee had three hits to lead Norfolk's offense, and he also scored Norfolk's first run when he singled in the fourth inning before coming around to score on a two-out single by Henry Urrutia. Parmelee now has 17 RBI in 25 games for the Tides (13-12).

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I attended both Sunday's and Monday's Keys game and came away thoroughly unimpressed. The best thing I saw was Austin Urban striking out the side in the 7th on Monday. He was promptly replaced and the Mudcats scored 4 in the 8th.

I've heard these stories about the stars looking head and shoulders above the rest of the players. That you can tell who's going to be real good. If so, neither Dosch nor Marin are in that category. Tucker Nathans did look good with his pinch hit Monday, but on the basis of the huge sample size of 2 games:rolleyes: I wouldn't expect any of these guys to be regulars in the majors.

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I attended both Sunday's and Monday's Keys game and came away thoroughly unimpressed. The best thing I saw was Austin Urban striking out the side in the 7th on Monday. He was promptly replaced and the Mudcats scored 4 in the 8th.

I've heard these stories about the stars looking head and shoulders above the rest of the players. That you can tell who's going to be real good. If so, neither Dosch nor Marin are in that category. Tucker Nathans did look good with his pinch hit Monday, but on the basis of the huge sample size of 2 games:rolleyes: I wouldn't expect any of these guys to be regulars in the majors.

Frederick is not exactly loaded with top prospects. Chance Sisco was the best prospect sent there and he's battled injuries this year so far. Dosch has hit ok, but there are questions over ceiling due to a lack of power and below average defense.

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Frederick is not exactly loaded with top prospects. Chance Sisco was the best prospect sent there and he's battled injuries this year so far. Dosch has hit ok, but there are questions over ceiling due to a lack of power and below average defense.

I believe Sisco went back on the DL, I recall reading the other day. Oblique injury.

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