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Orioles minor league rundown, 4/12/2015

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Norfolk Tides 9, Charlotte Knights 2

Zach Davies made quite an impression in his AAA debut. The 22 year old righthander struck out eight and allowed five baserunners in five innings. Davies held the Knights scoreless.

Getting his first taste of AAA ball in his ninth season in the system, Garabez Rosa walked twice, homered.and scored four runs. Steve Clevenger and Henry Urrutia also homered while Chris Parmalee continued his hot start with a four hit day.

Dariel Alavarez and Christian Walker were both held hitless and ended their afternoons with identical .118 batting averages.

Bowie Baysox 2, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1

Outside of a pretty dominant performance by Branden Kline, not exactly an action-packed victory for the Baysox. The Frederick native struck out ten batters and allowed five baserunners in five innings. Another local, Glynn Davis, was the biggest offensive contributor as he singled, doubled and scored a run.

New kid Chris O'Brien was 0-3 and his brother in arms Ben Rowen allowed a run in one inning. Mychal Givens picked up his second save of the season. Although he allowed a base hit, Givens struck out the side.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Givens gets 2nd save in 16 hours!! Touched 98 on stadium radar gun. Strikes out side as <a href="https://twitter.com/BowieBaysox">@BowieBaysox</a> earn series split with 2-1 win!</p>&mdash; Adam Pohl (@PohlAdam) <a href="https://twitter.com/PohlAdam/status/587346660897988608">April 12, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Frederick Keys 5, Winston-Salem Dash 3 (11)

Dylan Rheault and Jimmy Yacabonis took their vengeance on the Dash after Thursday's de-pantsing. The Keys bullpen overcame a shaky outing by Jarrett Miller and closed the door on the Dash, pitching 5.2 innings of shutout ball. Yacabonis and Rheault pitched four of those innings without allowing a walk and Yacabonis allowed a hit in his one inning of work.

David Lough was 0-2 in a rehab appearance and Brenden Webb hit a walkoff home run the bottom of the 11th. Chance Sisco was replaced by Austin Wynns in the 3rd innings after committing a throwing error.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Frederick C Chance Sisco left Keys game after his throwing hand hit a bat on a steal attempt. Hand was bleeding. O&#39;s will evaluate further.</p>&mdash; Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) <a href="https://twitter.com/masnSteve/status/587333617170391040">April 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Greensboro Grasshoppers 5

Alex Murphy had another fine game at the plate  (single, double, four drive in), but has served as the DH in three of the Shorebirds' first four game. The other young catcher on the Shorebirds, Jonah Heim, was 2-4 with a triple (his third extra base hit in four games) and man child Jomar Reyes was held hitless.