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Orioles prospects 9/2: Stewart blasts off in Bowie

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The top two Orioles affiliates picked up wins on Saturday with a bounty of offense. The night was highlighted by D.J. Stewart’s pair of home runs for Bowie.

St Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Norfolk Tides 8, Charlotte (White Sox) 4

Pressed back into the rotation when Tyler Wilson got DFA’d the day before, Chris Lee allowed two runs over five innings, mostly scattering five hits and two walks. Lee struck out seven.

Norfolk picked up eight runs on nine hits. Not bad efficiency! Sharlon Schoop, brother of Jonathan, hit a pair of home runs off of former Oriole Steve Johnson, son of Dave.

Bowie Baysox 11, Richmond (Giants) 2

It was a 15 hit night for the Baysox, including four home runs. Bowie scored six runs in the final three innings to really blow it open - not that they needed to do that, since starting pitcher Yefry Ramirez kept the Flying Squirrels off the board over seven innings, holding them to just three hits and a walk while striking out nine.

Outfielder D.J. Stewart had a heck of a night for Bowie, drilling a pair of home runs to bring him up to 21 for the season. Not too shabby to pair with a .379 OBP. Fellow outfield prospect Austin Hays also had a 2-5 night, as did Ryan Mountcastle.

Frederick Keys - Postponed, rain

West Virginia (Pirates) 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 0 (5 innings - rain)

The Shorebirds got just one hit in this game before it was called off due to rain. Two errors contributed to a pair of unearned runs.

Tri-City (Astros) 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 1

Let’s start out with the good news. Starting pitcher Zac Lowther, this year’s competitive balance pick, held the ValleyCats to two runs on three hits and a walk in six innings pitched. Lowther struck out twelve Tri-City batters. He ends his season with a 1.79 ERA in 11 starts. Also, outfielder Jaylen Ferguson had three hits.

The bad news is that the rest of the IronBirds only got three hits combined.

Complete box scores from Saturday’s games, including the adventures of the GCL Orioles, can be found here.

Sunday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: at Charlotte, 7:05. Starter: TBD
  • Bowie: at Richmond, 4:05 (doubleheader). Starters: Tanner Scott, a different TBD
  • Frederick: vs. Potomac, 4:00 (doubleheader). Starters: Reid Love, yet another TBD
  • Delmarva: vs. West Virginia, 5:05. Starter: Still another TBD
  • Aberdeen: vs. Staten Island, 5:35. Starter: An entirely different TBD