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Orioles minors recap 4/19: Akin, Bishop turn in plus outings

Norfolk had Thursday off, but there was plenty of action for the three affiliates who took the diamond.

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Bowie Baysox 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1

It was a notable game for two guys at the top of the Baysox lineup who we’ve become familiar with — Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays. Mullins went 3-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored, while Hays hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the top of the ninth.

This was a nice bounce-back outing for starter Keegan Akin, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball. He allowed just four hits, not walking a single batter and striking out seven Flying Squirrels. That’s a good night for a guy who could use to string together some impressive outings.

Out of the pen, Lucas Long and Paul Fry combined for three scoreless innings to round out the win for Bowie. With the win, the Baysox advance to 7-6 on the season.

Wilmington Blue Rocks 15, Frederick Keys 4

So, this one didn’t go well.

Perhaps the most disappointing stat line from this one comes from Cody Sedlock, the former first-rounder who continues to struggle at the professional level. He lasted just 1.1 innings, surrendering six earned runs. He walked four and allowed three hits, tossing 60 pitches and getting just four outs. Sedlock’s lack of development is concerning — now stumbling out of the gate in 2018, the question marks surrounding his potential are becoming massive.

The top of the Bowie lineup had a nice night (Preston Palmeiro has three singles, Randolph Gassaway and Ryan McKenna picking up two each), but four through nine went 1-19 on the night. Not quite ideal.

Lakewood Blue Claws 4, Delmarva Shorebirds 3

Not a win for the Shorebirds here, but it was another very encouraging for starter Cameron Bishop. The left-hander went six full innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out five. If there’s a pitcher in the organization who deserves attention he’s not receiving, it’s unquestionably Bishop.

The best performances on the night from the Delmarva came from Zach Jarrett (3-4, double) and Mason McCoy (2-4, two singles).

Travis Seabrooke allowed three runs in his two innings of work, dropping Delmarva to 11-3 on the year.

Today’s games

Norfolk vs. Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Tim Melville

Bowie vs. Akron, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Hunter Harvey

Frederick vs. Wilmington, 7:00 p.m. Starter: Lucas Humpal

Delmarva vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Matthias Dietz