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Orioles prospects 5/4: Norfolk collects 10 hits in win

It wasn’t a terribly eventful night down on the farm for the Orioles, especially with Delmarva’s rain-out. Norfolk did bring the bats though, and 2016 second-round pick Keegan Akin was on the hill for Frederick.

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Norfolk Tides 10, Charlotte Knights 5 (F/7, rain)

The Tides offense showed up in a big way throughout this rain-shortened win, putting up 10 hits to advance the season record to 11-15. Robert Andino smacked a pair of solo HRs, Chance Sisco picked up a pair of singles with an RBI and Mike Yastrzemski collected a pair of RBI in his second game back.

Mike Wright got the call for Norfolk on this night and allowed six hits and five runs, though only one of those runs was earned courtesy of three Tides errors. Wright’s season ERA is now at 4.91.

Richmond Spiders 3, Bowie Baysox 2 (F/11)

It wasn’t a terribly eventful night for the Baysox offense, even in an 11-inning affair. Austin Wynns boosted his season average to .373 with a multi-hit game, while Sean Coyle and Aderlin Rodriguez both notched doubles. 3B Jeff Kemp hit his first HR of the season, a solo shot.

Starter Brandon Barker was brilliant, tossing six innings of one-run baseball. He walked just two and struck out six, working one heck of an outing to lower his season era to 4.34.

Carolina Mudcats 7, Frederick Keys 2

Unfortunately, it was another rough night for starter Keegan Akin. He tossed 79 pitches in just three innings of work, walking four, allowing five hits and three earned runs. Through six starts on the season, the former Western Michigan standout’s ERA sits at 6.26.

There was not much offensive production to speak of in this one on the Frederick side, largely due to the fact that the Keys notched just one hit in the first eight innings.

The night’s only multi-hit performance was from left fielder Randolph Gassaway, who singled twice — and walked — to boost his season average to .309. Even with their hitless games, Austin Hays’ and Ryan Mountcastle’s averages are .322 and .318 respectively.

Delmarva Shorebirds, Columbia Fireflies (TBD)