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Orioles minors 8/11: Bowie rallies late to grab a win

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It took three runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but Bowie came away winners on Thursdays. Also, in Delmarva, Ofelky Peralta had a nice game.

Norfolk Tides - Off

Bowie Baysox 6, New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 5

Bowie scored two runs in the eighth and one run in the ninth to win the game. More power to them. Catcher Chance Sisco didn’t contribute much to any of the game’s rallying, though. Sisco was 0-4 in the game, though he did draw a walk.

Worse for Sisco was the fact that he had six runners steal on his watch, including four by New Hampshire’s Dwight Smith Jr. Sisco only threw out one would-be base-stealer.

Baysox starter Matthew Grimes gave up three runs on six hits and four walks in five innings of work, only striking out two batters. Recently-promoted Jesus Liranzo gave up a pair of runs in two innings of work. Hard-throwing lefty Tanner Scott pitched two scoreless innings and didn’t walk any of the six batters he faced.

Wilmington (Royals) 7, Frederick Keys 0

The two teams each had ten hits, but while the Blue Rocks had four go for extra bases, the Keys only had one - a double. Last year’s first rounder, D.J. Stewart, was 1-4 in the game.

Starting pitcher David Richardson gave up two runs in five innings of work. With four hits and one walk allowed, he had a WHIP of 1 - and he’d only thrown 64 pitches. It wasn’t enough to win this time, though.

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, West Virginia (Pirates) 2

Hey, a winner! Even better is when it’s a winner that sees a strong performance from an actual bona fide Orioles prospect. Ofelky Peralta turned in a good game against the Power, going five innings without allowing any earned runs (two unearned) on four hits and two walks. Peralta picked up four strikeouts as well.

Staten Island (Yankees) 5, Aberdeen IronBirds 1

The IronBirds only got four hits in this game, so there’s not really much to say about that. Don’t worry about them giving up five runs, either, because none of the O’s top picks from this draft were pitching tonight.

One guy who did have a good night was third rounder Austin Hays, who went 2-2 and also drew two walks.

For complete box scores from Thursday’s games, including the adventures of both the GCL and DSL Orioles teams, check out here.

Today’s Scheduled Starters

  • Norfolk: vs. Toledo, 7:05. Starter: David Hale
  • Bowie: at Richmond, 7:05. Starter: Jayson Aquino
  • Frederick: vs. Potomac, 7:00. Starter: Mitch Horacek
  • Delmarva: at West Virginia, 7:05. Starter: Jhon Peluffo
  • Aberdeen: vs. Lowell, 7:05. Starter: Alex Wells