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Orioles minors 6/29: Frederick walks off, Delmarva and Aberdeen play two

The Shorebirds won a pair, the Ironbirds lost a pair, and the Keys won an extra-inning game on a walk-off homer.

Toledo Mud Hens (DET) 4, Norfolk Tides 2

After a few good starts in a row, Nick Additon (3.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K) didn’t have his best stuff for the Tides tonight. He’s now 1-8 on the year despite having a pretty good 3.41 ERA.

Norfolk took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Ozzie Martinez, and added their second run in the third on a solo shot by Dariel Alvarez. Unfortunately, that was all they’d get against Toledo starter Matt Crouse.

Trey Mancini went 2-4 in the game, his fourth multi-hit game since Saturday. He’s now hitting .298/.365/.481 since his promotion to triple-A in April.

Bowie Baysox 8, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 0

Bowie starter Jayson Aquino had arguably his best start of the year, allowing no runs on only two hits in seven innings, although he did have five walks. Aquino had a rough start to the year, but yesterday was his seventh quality start in his last nine trips to the mound. His ERA is all the way down to 3.25. Those two hits were the only ones Harrisburg would get, as Jimmy Yacabonis finished off the game with a pair of no-hit innings.

The game was in reach for Harrisburg until the 8th, when the Baysox started to pour it on against the Senators bullpen. Drew Dosch hit a solo shot in the 8th inning to extend the lead to 4-0, and Henry Urrutia hit a grand slam in the 9th to put it away. Urrutia was 3-5 on the day, and every Bowie starter except Joey Terdoslavich had at least one hit.

Frederick Keys 6, Carolina Mud Cats (ATL) 3

Frederick took an early 3-0 lead, but that lead evaporated when starter Cory Jones was lifted after five scoreless innings. Trevor Belicek replaced Jones for the sixth and quickly allowed two runs, leaving two runners on with one out for Garrett Cleavinger.

He went strikeout-single-strikeout, allowing the tying run to score, then allowed no more hits through the ninth inning. His final line: 3.2 innings, 8 K’s, 1 H, 1 BB. Oh, and one “blown save.” That’s just not fair. Cleavinger now has a 1.41 ERA in 44.2 innings this year between Delmarva and Frederick.

The score remained 3-3 until the tenth, when Conor Bierfeldt hit a 3-run walk-off bomb to end it. The game-winner was Bierfeldt’s tenth home run in only 123 at-bats.

Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Greensboro Grasshoppers (MIA) 1 (Game one)

In the first of two 7-inning games, Delmarva scored early and often. Nataneal Delgado had a 2-run single in the first and Ryan Mountcastle had a 3-run double in the second to claim a 5-0 lead.

Mountcastle added another RBI in the fourth with a sac fly after a Cedric Mullins triple, followed by back-to-back solo shots from Yermin Mercedes and Alex Murphy to make it 8-0. That was more than enough for starter Reid Love, who scattered seven hits over six innings and allowed just one run.

Delmarva 6, Greensboro 0 (Game two)

The story in this one was starter Cristian Alvarado, who went the full seven innings and allowed just one hit, with one walk and 8 strikeouts. The 21-year-old Alvarado now has a 3.17 ERA through 15 starts, with 95 K’s in 82 innings.

Yermin Mercedes hit yet another homer in the first inning - he’s now hitting .344/.387/.556 on the year. Ricardo Andujar also went deep in the fourth. This game was a quick one; it was over 89 minutes after the first pitch.

Vermont Lake Monsters (OAK) 5, Aberdeen Ironbirds 3 (Game one)

Ironbirds starter Travis Seabrooke was knocked around for nine hits in five innings, and the defense let him down with three errors. The result was five runs, three earned, which was too big of a hole for Aberdeen to overcome.

Collin Woody and Cole Billingsley each hit solo shots, and Chris Clare had an RBI single for the Ironbirds, who managed just five hits in the game.

Vermont 2, Aberdeen 0 (Game two)

It got even worse for the Aberdeen lineup in game two, as they managed only three hits. Starter Jeong-Hyeon Yoon allowed a pair of runs on six hits in four innings, which was all the scoring Vermont needed to come away with the win.

Today’s matchups:

Norfolk vs. Durham, 7:05 PM (Joe Gunkel)

Bowie @ Altoona, 7:00 PM (TBD)

Frederick vs. Salem, 7:00 PM (Mitch Horacek)

Delmarva @ Hagerstown, 7:05 PM (Brian Gonzalez)

Aberdeen @ Vermont, 7:05 PM (TBD)