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Orioles minors recap 4/7: A blowout, a shutout, and two rainouts

The two affiliates who weren’t postponed fared very differently at the plate. Delmarva put a whopping 18 runs on the board, while Bowie couldn’t eke a single one across.

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
Keegan Akin’s Baysox were involved in a shutout. They weren’t the ones throwing it, unfortunately.
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Norfolk Tides vs. Gwinnett Stripers (Braves) — POSTPONED

What would have been the Tides’ second game of the season was washed out by rain. It’ll be made up as part of a doubleheader June 11.

Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) 4, Bowie Baysox 0

The Baysox dropped to 1-2 on the young season, mustering nothing offensively on Saturday. Senators starter Logan Darnell, briefly a big leaguer in 2014, worked five scoreless innings to lead a three-pitcher shutout. The Baysox managed just five hits, all singles. Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays had one apiece.

On the mound, lefty Keegan Akin had a mediocre season debut, giving up four runs in four innings, though he did strike out six. The Senators tagged him for three straight doubles in the first, and the delightfully named Khayyan Norfork bashed a two-run homer in the second.

Frederick Keys vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs) — POSTPONED

The Keys were the second Orioles affiliate rained out Saturday. They’ll play a Sunday doubleheader.

Delmarva Shorebirds 18, Asheville Tourists (Rockies) 3

The Shorebirds improved to 3-0 with a complete annihilation of Asheville, scoring 18 runs on 18 hits, 16 of them singles. All nine starters in the Delmarva lineup scored at least one run, and all but two collected a hit.

The Shorebirds did much of their damage in an eight-run sixth inning. The first 10 batters of that inning all reached base, going single, walk, single, single, single, walk, single, single, single, single. It’s a singles party!

First baseman Seamus Curran led the charge with a 3-for-5, six-RBI performance, including a two-run homer in the fourth. He was one of four Shorebirds to collect three or more hits, joining Branden Becker (3-for-6), Trevor Craport (3-for-5), and “Danger” Will Robertson (4-for-6). Robertson and Craport each drove in three runs as well.

The beneficiary of the prolific run support was Matthias Dietz, who gave up three runs in 5.1 innings, striking out six.

Sunday’s Scheduled Games

  • Norfolk vs. Gwinnett, 1:05. Starter: David Hess
  • Bowie vs. Harrisburg, 1:35. Starter: Christian Binford
  • Frederick at Myrtle Beach, 3:35 (doubleheader). Starters: Cody Sedlock (Game 1), TBD (Game 2)
  • Delmarva vs. Asheville, 2:05. Starter: Brenan Hanifee