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Orioles minor league rundown - 5/14

The Baysox swept a doubleheader and the Keys whooped up on the Potomac Nationals, but the Tides and Shorebirds were defeated in yesterday's games.

Dariel Alvarez
Dariel Alvarez
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Norfolk Tides 5, Louisville Bats 6

Suk-Min Yoon took the loss for the Tides after giving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Yoon allowed just six hits and didn't walk any, but five of those six hits were for extra bases, including a three-run home run. Tim Alderson allowed two runs in 3 1/2 innings of relief.

The Tides had just one extra base hit in the game, a double by CF Quintin Berry as part of his three-hit day. SS Ivan DeJesus also had three hits, while 2B Steve Lombardozzi and RF Cord Phelps had two hits each. Catcher Brian Ward was hitless but drew two walks.

Cool name alert: There is a Jumbo Diaz who pitched an inning for the Bats.

Bowie Baysox 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3

Matt Bischoff started for the Baysox in the first game of a doubleheader for the Tides. He gave up only three hits and one run in his five innings, but walked four. That's not good. Luis Ayala, who is trying to pitch his way back up to the majors after getting injured, pitched an inning and gave up two runs on three hits.

On offense, both C Michael Ohlman and 2B David Adams went deep for the Baysox. It was a two-hit game for Ohlman, the only player with more than one hit in the seven-inning game. 1B Christian Walker and CF Dariel Alvarez both went 1-for-4 with a single.

Bowie Baysox 7, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4

Jason Gurka pitched four innings with two runs allowed in game two, and was followed by Juan Morilla and Steve Hensley. None of the pitchers had a clean outing. Morillo gave up a run on two hits and Hensley a run on a hit and walk.

3B Niuman Romero had a big night, going 3-for-4 with a double. Christian Walker was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, while Dariel Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a triple. Michael Ohlman sat out game two.

Frederick Keys 12, Potomac Nationals 5

Keys' starting pitcher Matt Taylor finally came back to earth last night with five runs allowed against the P-Nats in five innings. Three of those came in the first inning thanks to Taylor allowing the first three batters to face via single, walk, and double. He helped get himself out of trouble with a pickoff to end the inning. Altogether Taylor walked one, struck out one, and gave up nine hits. Lex Rutledge and Mychal Givens each pitched two scoreless innings to finish the game. Givens didn't allow a hit but did walk two.

The Keys offense had 20 hits on the day and put together two big innings: a seven-run third and five-run seventh. Catcher Wynston Sawyer was the only member of the lineup without a hit. Both 2B Jerome Pena and LF Brenden Webb hit three-run home runs as part of their two-hit days. 3B Jason Esposito was 4-for-4 with a triple and CF Glynn Davis had a single, a double, and walk. The 3-4-5 hitters, RF Lucas Herbst, DH Michael Burgess, and 1B Creede Simpson, all had three hits in the game.

Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Kannapolis Intimidators 3

Mitch Horacek started for the Shorebirds and had a pretty game. He gave up three runs, but just one was earned, over six innings. He struck out nine and walked just one, and gave up a solo home run.

The Shorebirds offense mustered just seven hits on the night, with no player having more than one. SS Jeff Kemp, 1B Trey Mancini, and C Chance Sisco all doubled, and DH Drew Dosch homered and walked.

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