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Orioles minor league rundown - 4/11/14

It was an extra-innings extravaganza last night, but the Tides were the only team to win as the O's affiliates went 1-3.

Michael Ohlman
Michael Ohlman
Bert Hindman

Norfolk Tides 8, Charlotte Knights 6 (12)

It took awhile, but the Tides topped the Knights thanks to a two-run double by Caleb Joseph in the top of the 12th inning. Starting pitcher Steve Johnson was less than great, giving up four runs in 4 2/3 innings. He only walked one, but gave up two home runs. Chris Jones surrendered the other two runs in two innings following Johnson. They were followed by scoreless outings by Brock Hutzinger, Kelvin De La Cruz, and new-to-the-organization Preston Guilmet. Guilmet was impressive, with two perfect innings and four strikeouts.

On offense, it was a big day Julio Borbon, who was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and two walks, and Quintin Berry, who was 3-for-5 with a home run. Xavier Paul also homered in the win.

The Tides and Knights play again this evening at 7 p.m. with T.J. McFarland as the starting pitcher.

Bowie Baysox 1, Akron Aeros 2 (13)

The Baysox and Aeros took a 1-1 tie into the bottom of the 13th inning when relief pitcher Chris Petrini, who had already pitched two good innings, gave up a walk-off home run to the first batter he faced. Tim Berry started the game for the Baysox and gave up on run in five innings. It wasn't a particularly efficient night for Berry, with 93 pitches thrown and two walks allowed. Jason Gurka and Juan Morillo followed with a combination of five scoreless innings.

The Baysox scored just one run despite racking up eight hits and five walks on the night. SS Niuman Romero had two hits and two walks, and 1B Christian Walker also had a two-hit game. DH Michael Ohlman went 0-for4 with a walk, and CF Dariel Alvarez doubled.

Zach Davies will take the mound this afternoon against the Aeros at 2:05.

Frederick Keys 0, Lynchburg Hillcats 1

It was a pitchers' duel in Frederick, featuring a good night by starting pitcher Brady Wager. In six innings, Wager gave up one run on five hits. His big mistake was a solo home run in the second inning. Wager had two walks and five strikeouts, and an outstanding 10/1 GO/FO ratio. Matt Hobgood pitched the final three innings of the game. He didn't give up a hit but he walked two and struck out five.

The Keys' offense had just six hits, all singles. CF Glynn Davis and C Wynston Sawyer had two hits each and the other two were from RF Brenden Webb and DH Joel Hutter.

The Keys will be home tonight but the starting pitcher is still TBD.

Delmarva Shorebirds 3, Greensboro Grasshoppers 6 (10)

The Shorebirds and Grasshoppers had a 1-1 tie going into the ninth inning, but things got wild in the 9th and 10th innings. Each team put up one run in the ninth inning, but the Grasshoppers' four-run tenth was too much for the Shorebirds to overcome.

Mitch Horacek pitched seven innings for the Shorebirds with just one run allowed. He walked two and struck out three. David Richardson pitched two innings following that and gave up one run in the ninth. Dennis Torres took the loss with a terrible 10th inning, giving up four runs on five hits.

The Shorebirds collected six hits and four walks on the night, including doubles by Mike Yaztrzemski, Jeff Kemp, and Drew Dosch.

If you'll be in the Salisbury area on this beautiful evening, check out Sebastian Vader and the rest of the 'Birds at 7:05. It's fireworks night!

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