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Orioles prospects 7/25: Leaving men on base everywhere

Norfolk and Bowie lose; Frederick, Delmarva and Aberdeen get one run wins; Aberdeen’s Ben Breazeale extends his hitting streak to six games

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Scranton/WB RailRiders (Yankees) 5, Norfolk Tides 3

Norfolk gave up 14 hits overall, and two runs in the 10th inning to fall 5-3. The Tides had the bases loaded in the 10th when Chris Johnson flew out to end the game. They left 14 on base for the game, went 1-14 with runners in scoring position, channeling the big-league club who left nine on against Tampa.

Paul Janish, Craig Gentry and Chris Johnson each had two hits in the game. RHP Richard Rodriguez (4-4) took the loss going two innings and giving up two runs. 5,823 was the paid attendance at Harbor Park.

Bowie Baysox 3, Erie SeaWolves (Tigers) 4

In Eastern League action, Bowie gave up a two-run homerun in the eighth to fall by a run. The winning Erie home run came off the bat of Steven Moya. Christin Stewart – Detroit’s 1st round pick in 2015 – was 2-4 with two doubles and a RBI. For Bowie, Cedric Mullins was 2-3, D.J. Stewart 1-5 and Ryan Mountcastle 1-4.

Bowie left 11 runners on base. This was a major trend throughout Birdland. Jesus Liranzo went three innings for the Baysox and Brandon Barker pitched five.

Frederick Keys 4, Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians) 3

In Lynchburg, VA, the Keys topped the Hillcats on a 5th inning homerun by Randolph Gassaway. Gassaway was 2-5 on the night and is hitting .306. His homerun was the only one for any of the O’s minor league teams Tuesday night. Luis Gonzalez (2-2) got the win and Tanner Chleborad recorded save number 13.

Lynchburg is 14-4 against Frederick this season.

Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Rome Braves (Braves) 1

Delmarva won their eighth game in a row with a run in the ninth. Gerrion Grim (1-3, .210) had the winning hit, scoring Preston Palmeiro (1-3, .252). Zach Muckenhirn pitched five innings and gave up one run. Steven Klimek (5-1) got the win and pitched two perfect innings.

The Shorebirds are 48-51, while the Braves are 49-50. 1,437 were at State Mutual Stadium.

Aberdeen IronBirds 4, Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) 3

Nick Vespi (3-2) got the win and Trent Johnson (1-3) took the loss as Aberdeen topped Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon in New York. Ben Breazeale extended his hit streak to six with a 2-4 night. Nick Vespi (3-2) – an O’s 18th round pick in 2015 – pitched four innings, and gave up one run, to get the win.

Aberdeen (19-15) is 5-1 against Brooklyn (12-23) during 2017. A robust 7,279 saw the game at MCU Park.

Complete box scores from Tuesday's games throughout Birdland, including the GCL and DSL match-ups, can be found here.

Today’s Scheduled Games

· Norfolk: vs. Scranton/WB, 7:05pm. Starter: Tyler Wilson

· Bowie: at Erie, 12:05pm. Starter: Lucas Long

· Frederick: at Lynchburg, 6:30pm. Starter: Cristian Alvarado