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Orioles minor league recap 4/17: Corban Joseph remains hot

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Corban Joseph continued his hot streak for Bowie in a rough night for Oriole affiliates. Three teams dropped games Monday night, and Delmarva was postponed again due to weather.

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Leigh Valley IronPigs 7, Norfolk Tides 3

The IronPigs dominated the middle innings on their way to a 7-3 home victory. The Pigs plated a combined six runs between the fourth and sixth innings. Norfolk starter Jimmy Yacabonis allowed three runs in three plus innings. Joely Rodriguez (0-1) took the loss with four runs in one-and-two-third innings pitched. Rodriguez allowed four hits, three walks and one home run.

Joey Rickard finished 2-4 with a double and run scored. The leadoff hitter also walked once. Andrew Susac and DJ Stewart both finished 1-3 with a run scored. Susac also drew a walk, and homered in the third inning.

Richmond Flying Squirrels 4, Bowie Baysox 2

Corban Joseph reached base four times, but the Baysox were doubled up by Richmond Monday night. The second baseman remained red hot with a double, two singles and a walk in five at bats. Joseph is hitting .457 to start the year and holds a 1.072 OPS.

Michael Kelly (0-1) allowed three runs in four-and-a-third innings pitched while striking out seven. He gave up two runs in the third after walking the leadoff hitter and hitting the second batter of the inning. The third run came in the fifth when relief pitcher Luis Gonzalez allowed a single with an inherited runner on third. Gonzalez pitched two innings and struck out four batters.

Left fielder Ademar Rifaela finished 2-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Top prospect Austin Hays finished 0-5 with four strikeouts. Yikes.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Frederick Keys 0

Frederick dropped the first of a three game series in Lynchburg Monday night. The Keys managed only four hits and committed four errors in the field.

Ofelky Peralta (0-1) lost his first decision of the year despite not being charged with an earned run. Peralta’s defense let him down, as he allowed two runs on only three hits in four innings. He also continued his career-long walk problem, issuing four in the game. That’s eight in eight innings so far this year. Francisco Jimenez followed Peralta with three earned runs, two earned, in three innings of relief.

The team did not record an extra-base hit, and managed only four singles on the day. the Keys finished 0-2 with runners in scoring position.

Delmarva vs. Hagerstown, postponed

Delmarva had its game postponed due to rain for the second consecutive night. After a rainout in Lakewood on Sunday, the Shorebirds never took the field in Hagerstown. Delmarva will play a doubleheader against the Suns on Tuesday. The Shorebirds dropped two of three games in Lakewood before the series finale was postponed.

Tuesday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk: at Leigh Valley, 7:05. Starter: David Hess
  • Bowie: at Richmond, 6:35. Starter: John Means
  • Frederick: at Lynchburg, 6:30. Starter Alex Wells
  • Delmarva: Game one at Hagerstown, 5:05. Starter: Zac Lowther
  • Delmarva: Game two at Hagerstown, TBD. Starter: TBD

Will Hess finally start for Norfolk after riding the shuttle to the bigs and back? We’ll see. The weather should cooperate in Hagerstown after two straight rainouts for Delmarva.