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Orioles minor league recap 4/24: Trumbo returns and Rickard shines

Mark Trumbo began his rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie. Joey Rickard showed off his bat and flashed the leather in a Norfolk victory.

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Norfolk Tides 6, Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 3

Jayson Aquino pitched five innings of one-run ball to pick up the win for Norfolk. The lefty (1-2) allowed only two hits and struck out four IronPigs. Aquino did walk four hitters, and allowed his only run in the second inning after a walk, single and sacrifice fly.

Joey Rickard finished 3-for-5 and scored twice. The former Rule-5 pick doubled and came around to score on a Michael Saunders single in the second inning. Rickard also made a phenomenal diving catch in left-center field to limit the damage in the top of the second.

Saunders went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in. Engelb Vielma hit 2-for-3, with a double and a walk, and Alex Presley reached base twice. Donnie Hart worked a scoreless inning, and Jhan Marinez picked up his fourth save.

Bowie Baysox 4, Richmond (Giants) 2

Sometimes, weird things happen in minor league baseball. The Baysox recorded 10 hits— not a rare occurrence. But every single hitter managed at least one. Second baseman Adrian Marin was the only Bowie player with multiple hits. Oh, and that came from the nine hole.

Mark Trumbo began his rehab assignment with a 1-for-3 performance. Trumbo played first base and also worked a walk. Austin Hays tripled in the sixth inning, and came around to score on a wild pitch to give the Baysox the lead.

Starter Matthew Grimes pitched four innings, and his only blemish was a solo homer in the second inning. Luis Ysla (3-0) allowed one run and three hits in three-and-one-third innings of relief, and Luis Gonzalez picked up his third save of the season.

Kannapolis (White Sox) 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 0

2017 first-round selection DL Hall started for Delmarva and allowed only one hit in three innings. Hall has allowed just one earned run in eight innings so far this year.

Gray Fenter walked in what proved to be the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. Fenter struck out six in three innings, but his lone walk cost the Shorebirds. Ryan Ripken finished 1-for-4, and no Shorebirds recorded multiple hits.

Frederick Keys: Idle

Complete box scores to the games can be found here.

Tuesday’s scheduled games

Norfolk vs. Lehigh Valley, 6:35. Starter: Yefry Ramirez

Bowie vs. Richmond, 6:35. Starter: Keegan Akin

Frederick vs. Salem, 7:05. Starter: Alex Wells

Delmarva vs. Kannapolis, 7:05. Starter: TBD