The top five affiliates in the O’s MiLB system had an OK night, as three of the five took home victories.
Norfolk 7, Charoltte 6 (F/14)
Andy Oliver didn’t have a great start, throwing just 3.2 IP with five runs and eight hits, but the offense picked him up, as did the bullpen in the 14-inning game. Caleb Joseph only had one hit in seven at-bats, but he made it count with the winning run in the bottom of the 14th. Oh, so you’ll knock in runners for the Tides but not the Orioles, Caleb? I see how it is.
Bowie 3, Birmingham 1
Baysox’ starter Brandon Barker went 5.1 IP of one-run ball, scattering five hits while collecting four strikeouts. See, it’s scattering when you’re team wins. Chris Dickerson and Henry Urrutia each had two hits. Hey, Henry’s still in the system! Anyone else forget that?
Frederick 4, Salem 7
Starter Jon Keller technically was the loser, giving up two runs in his 4.0 IP, but reliever Trevor Beliceck didn’t help, following with his 4.0 IP that allowed five runs, four earned. Jomar Reyes went 4-for-4 and Austin Wynns, my latest MiLB crush, went 4-for-5.
Delmarva 6, Lexington 1
Ofelky Peralta had a much better start than he has of late, going 5.0 IP with just one run and three hits allowed, walking two and striking out six. That’s more like it. Randolph Gassaway went 2-for-4 while actual prospect Ryan Mountcastle went 0-for-3.
Aberdeen 4, Hudson Valley 7
Keegan Akin started, and don’t worry, he did just fine, allowing no runs in his 3.0 IP. Ashur Tolliver, on a rehab assignment I assume, went a scoreless inning as well. Only Austin Hays collected as many as two hits in the game for the IronBirds.
For the GCL and DSL scores, and box scores and more to the games described above, go to the Orioles’ MiLB scoreboard.
Norfolk: Davis Hale vs Charlotte
Bowie: Davis Hess vs Birmingham
Frederick: Lucas Long at Salem
Delmarva: Reid Love vs Lexington
Aberdeen: TBA vs Hudson Valley