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Christian Walker had a big night for the Tides. He finished 3-for-6 with a double, home run, and RBI. He's the Hangout Milb Player of the Night.

Tides [AAA] Won 9 to 3

Zach Davies made the start (4.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K).

Dariel Alvarez went 2-for-5 with an RBI double.

Henry Urrutia doubled and homered.

Baysox [AA] Losing 9 to 2

Tim Berry had a disastrous outing (2.2 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 0 BB, 4 K).

Keys [A+]


Shorebirds [A]


Ironbirds [A] Won 12 to 10

Cedric Mullens went 3-for-6 with 2 RBI.

Randolph Gassaway went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI.

Austin Pfeiffer went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI.

GCL Orioles [R] Lost 5 to 1

Jaylen Ferguson walked and singled.

Ramon Ramirez doubled.

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Ian Locke

Norfolk used home runs from Henry Urrutia, Audry Perez and Christian Walker as part of a 16-hit attack in a 9-3 win at Columbus Tuesday night.

Urrutia led off the contest with a solo shot - Norfolk's first leadoff home run of the season. Perez added a three-run blast in the fifth inning before Walker belted a solo homer in the sixth as the Tides won their third straight game on the road trip.

The Tides matched a season-high with 16 hits in the win, with seven different Tides collecting multiple hits in the contest. Seven of Norfolk's 16 hits went for extra-bases.

Zach Davies struck out seven but fell one out short of qualifying for the win. Patrick McCoy (2-2) earned the victory with two shutout innings of relief.

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Matt Wilson

Rock Cats Crush Baysox in Opener

Bowie, Md. – The series opener against the New Britain Rock Cats didn’t go as the Baysox had hoped Tuesday as they were handed their worst loss of the season. After a two and a half hour rain delay to begin the game, New Britain dismantled the Baysox by a score of 13-3.

Things looked promising after Bowie struck quickly in the second inning with a lead-off double from Trey Mancini, who scored after New Britain shortstop, Trevor Story, couldn’t field a ground ball from Mike Yastrzemski to make the score 1-0

The Rock Cats broke the game open in the third inning against Baysox starter Tim Berry with three singles in a row to lead off the inning. Two runs were plated on a double from Story and another Rock Cats’ run scored when Tom Murphy reached on a fielder’s choice. In the following at-bat, Noel Cuevas hit a bunt single and Tim Berry threw wide of first base allowing the runner on second to score on the throwing error, leaving men on first and third. Jeremy Barfield and Jordan Ribera then hit RBI doubles to bring in two more runs and that was it for Berry. The Baysox starter lasted just 2.2 innings, the second consecutive start in which he hasn’t made it through three innings. Berry was charged with eight runs on eight hits with no walks and four strike outs. Marcel Prado came in to replace Berry and gave up a two run homer to Pat Valaika, giving the Rock Cats a 9-1 lead.

The Baysox earned a run back in the fifth after a single from Drew Dosch and RBI double from David Freitas to make the score 9-2.

After Prado settled down, the Baysox bullpen threw four scoreless innings, led by efforts from Gene Escat and Kenn Kasparek. Dennis Torres came on for relief in the eighth and the Rock Cats took advantage. New Britain loaded the bases with back-to-back singles and a hit batter, followed by a single from Noel Cuevas to drive in a run. Will Swanner singled to right field to bring in another run and an error by Yastrzemski in right field allowed two more runs to score on the play. The Rock Cats plated a total of four runs in the eighth to give them a 13-2 lead.

Brandon Snyder hit his fifth homer of the year in the bottom of the eighth inning to add the last run of the game and make the final score 13-3.

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Eight runs in the sixth inning helped fuel the IronBirds 12-10 victory over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Tuesday night. The win is Aberdeen's first of the season and didn't come easy. Vermont scored five runs in the eighth inning to bring themselves within two, but the 'Birds held on for the win.

Trading Threes:

Aberdeen plated three runs in the top of the first to break out to an early lead. With two outs, Ademar Rifaela doubled and scored when Austin Pfeiffer singled. Steve Laurino then doubled home Pfeiffer, before scoring, himself on a double by Randy Gassaway.

Vermont matched the IronBirds offensive output with a three-run first of their own. Shawn Duinkerk plated the first run with a fielder's choice, Ryan Howell walked with the bases loaded to score another, and Vicmal De La Cruz tied things up with a sacrifice fly.

Eight Is Great:

The IronBirds offense exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning to jump out to an 11-3 lead. Every player in the Aberdeen line up scored a run in the inning, except Randy Gassaway, who recorded two hits and two RBIs in the frame. Stuart Levy got the scoring started with an RBI single. Ricardo Andujar singled home another, followed by a two-run single by Cedric Mullins. Austin Pfeiffer plated two more with a single, before Randy Gassaway capped off the scoring with a two-run single of his own.

No Quit in the Monsters

Vermont plated two in the bottom of the sixth, before scoring five in the eighth, including a grand slam from Seong-Min Kim, but it wasn't enough to take down the IronBirds.

Where There's a Will, There's a Gassaway:

Randy Gassaway shined on Tuesday night, going 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. He recorded two hits in the eight-run sixth.

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