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Orioles minors 8/6: Bowie splits a doubleheader

There wasn’t much clutch hitting to be found on the Orioles farm on Saturday - though a couple of affiliates managed to win anyway.

Charlotte (White Sox) 6, Norfolk Tides 5

The Tides out-hit the Knights by an 11-7 margin, and Charlotte committed two errors as well. Oh yeah, and Norfolk went 4-10 with runners in scoring position... and they still lost? Baseball is a tough game sometimes. Oliver Drake was the goat, giving up three runs in the eighth inning.

Although the Tides had so many hits, they were concentrated heavily in players who aren’t near one another in the lineup. Ozzie Martinez had a 4-5 night. Audry Perez went 3-4. If you’ve never heard of either of them, that’s OK.

Bowie Baysox 8, Richmond (Giants) 2 (7 innings)

Bowie and Richmond played a doubleheader, and remember, in the minors, doubleheaders only have a seven inning regulation play. The Baysox grabbed 12 hits in the shortened game, with catcher Chance Sisco grabbing a double in his three at-bats. Sisco also drew a walk because he is an on-base machine.

One of the many wild men in the O’s system, Jason Garcia, turned in an excellent game, allowing four hits and a walk in six innings of work. Richmond scored only one run while Garcia was in the game. His season ERA is now 5.05.

Richmond (Giants) 8, Bowie Baysox 2 (7 innings)

The Flying Squirrels flipped the script in the other game. They even mirrored the hit total from the first game, 12-6. Starter Jayson Aquino gave up six runs in 5.1 innings. Well, that’ll do it. Sisco did not play in this game so there were basically no position players worth discussing.

Frederick Keys 1, Winston-Salem (White Sox) 0

You’re not going to win many games when you score only one run, but the Keys managed to pull off this trick. In fact, despite scoring a run they did not even have any RBI as a team.

D.J. Stewart picked up two of the Keys six hits, including a triple, his second (!) since getting promoted to Frederick. How does Stewart have multiple triples? In 30 games at this level, Stewart has an .804 OPS.

West Virginia (Pirates) 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0

The Power did not score their run until a ninth inning solo homer hit off of Mike Burke. Delmarva had only six hits in the game and only drew one walk. They had a few chances but were never able to capitalize, going 0-7 with RISP. The bottom four hitters in the lineup all went 0-for the game.

O’s pitching prospect Ofelky Peralta got the start for Delmarva. He gave up three hits and two walks on 84 pitches in five innings of work. Peralta picked up four strikeouts as well.

Aberdeen IronBirds - postponed

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

Today’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: at Charlotte, 5:05. Starter: Joe “The Gunk” Gunkel
  • Bowie: vs. Richmond, 2:05. Starter: John Means
  • Frederick: at Winston-Salem, 5:00. Starter: Franderlin Romero
  • Delmarva: vs. West Virginia, 5:05. Starter: Jhon Peluffo
  • Aberdeen: at Connecticut, 3:05 (doubleheader) Starters: Keegan Akin, Alex Wells