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Oriole prospects 6/12: Delmarva walks off in 13 innings

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The upper level Norfolk Tides and Bowie Baysox were off yesterday, leaving the Shorebirds and Keys to split the night at 1-1.

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans (CHC) 5, Frederick Keys 4

The Keys held a 4-3 lead in this game until the seventh when a two-run inning from the Pelicans pushed them to their fifth straight loss.

Brian Gonzalez started for the Keys and looked pretty good through the first six innings. He gave up three runs on five hits through those six and looked on his way to a quality start. But he was pulled from the game after giving up two hits in the seventh and relief pitcher Reid Love allowed both runners to score. That was all the Pelicans needed.

On offense, the Keys racked up 14 hits but went just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position, leading to only four runs. CF Austin Hays hit his 13th home run of the year as part of a two-hit game and SS Ryan Mountcastle had a single and a double. Six out of nine Keys had multi-hit games, just not at the right time to score a lot of runs.

Speaking of Hays and Mountcastle, yesterday both were named to the Carolina League All-Star game along with LF Randolph Gassaway and RP Tanner Chleborad. Hays and Randolph will start in the outfield while Mountcastle starts as the designated hitter. Congrats to our guys!

Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Kannapolis Intimidators (CWS) 4 - 13 innings

The Shorebirds were within one out of a win in the ninth inning when pitcher Steven Klimek, working into his third inning of relief, gave up the game-tying RBI single. That allowed the game to ultimately go 13 innings before CF and number nine hitter Ryan McKenna singled in the winning run.

It was a nice night all around for McKenna, who went 3-for-5 in the game. LF Cole Billingsley and DH Gerrion Grim each picked up two hits including a double as well.

Alex Wells made another nice start, giving up three runs in 6 23 innings. He did give up two home runs, both solo shots. His final pitching line was 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 K.

Today’s Games

  • Norfolk vs. Indianapolis, 7:05. Starter: Jordan Kipper
  • Bowie vs. Reading, 6:35. Starter: John Means
  • Frederick @ Myrtle Beach, 7:05. Starter: Ofelky Peralta
  • Delmarva @ Lakewood, 7:05. Starter: Lucas Humpal