All three Orioles’ affiliates wins were by shutout on Friday. Don’t see that every day.
Norfolk 6, Charlotte 0
Starter Mike Wright went only one inning as a rain delay of more than an hour hit after the first inning. Norfolk reliever Andy Oliver (2-1, 2.26) earned the win after allowing just one hit over 4.2 scoreless innings pitched. Catcher Francisco Pena went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.
Bowie 2, Richmond 6
Matthew Grimes had a start he’d like to forget, as he gave up six runs and seven hits with a walk against just one strikeout in only 2.0 IP. Hour relievers held Richmond to a total of three hits over the last seven innings, but the damage had been wrought. Five Baysox players had one hit each, and no one had more.
Frederick 1, Winston-Salem 0 (F/7)
The Keys won a rain-shortened 1-0 nail biter, with starter David Richardson scattering seven hits (you scatter them when you win) and two walks against just two strikeouts. That’s a rather odd line. Reliever Garrett Cleavinger picked up the win with his 2.0 IP of scoreless pitching. D.J. Stewart drove in the lone Keys’ run.
Delmarva 2, West Virginia 0
Reid Love threw 7.0 IP of scoreless ball to get the win, and did so giving up just three hits and no walks with two strikeouts. That’s a pretty dominant performance. The Best Name In Baseball, Christian Turnipseed, picked up his 16th save. Ryan Mountcastle wen 1-4 with a RBI.
Aberdeen 4, Tri-City 5
Aberdeen gave up three runs in the top of the 9th to send the crowd home unhappy. Andrew Elliott was charged with two runs in his 1.2 IP and the winning run was charged to Jake Bray, losing his first decision with the IronBirds. There will hopefully be better days, young Mr. Bray.
Norfolk: David Hale vs Charlotte
Bowie: Jayson Aquino vs Richmond
Feredrick: Mitch Horacek vs Winston-Salem
Delmarva: Ofelky Peralta vs West Virginia
Abderdeen: TBA vs Tri-City
For all box scores and to catch up on what the GCL and DSL teams did, go to the Orioles’ MiLB roundup page.