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Orioles minors recap 5/18: One win at Frederick, plenty of Thursday rain

It wasn’t the best night on the farm, but the Keys were able to sneak out a seven-inning win before the rain came down.

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Indianapolis Indians 6, Norfolk Tides 0

The Tides were only able to pick up three hits in this one, so that tells you just about everything you need to know about how Thursday went. Drew Dosch picked up the game’s only extra-base hit for Norfolk, his 10th double of the season. He’s now hitting .313 on the year.

Jimmy Yacabonis started this game and had the best outing of anyone who tossed. He went four innings, surrendering four hits, a walk and striking out three in a scoreless performance. It was the bullpen that struggled here, including Sharlon Schoop (definitely not a pitcher) who allowed two hits and a run in an inning of work. Baseball is an odd game.

Trenton Thunder 11, Bowie Baysox 5

The Baysox actually got on the board and collected 12 hits in this one, but Trenton just scored a lot more runs.

For the Baysox lineup, it was a fairly well-rounded effort. Eight of the starting nine had hits, including multi-hit efforts from Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays. Mullins doubled and scored twice while Hays singled two times, walked and drove in a run. Corban Joseph, who is hitting .341 in this breakout season, went 2-3 with a double and an RBI.

Jayson Aquino struggled in his Thursday start. He allowed six hits, walked four and surrendered six earned runs in just two innings of work, picking up the loss.

Frederick Keys 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 1

This was game one in what was scheduled to be a doubleheader, but the second game was cancelled due to rain.

Alex Wells tossed in a performance that looked similar to what we’ve become accustomed to seeing during his time in the Orioles system. He went five strong innings, allowing five hits and just one earned run. He only walked one Hillcat batter and fanned six. Branden Kline wrapped up the game with a six-out save.

The Keys only collected six hits, but a two-run first inning was enough to collect the win. That came in part due to a Jomar Reyes RBI double, his seventh two-bagger of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds, Hagerstown Suns (PPD/rain)

Today’s games

Norfolk vs. Louisville, 7:05. Starter: Tim Melville

Bowie at Trenton, 7:00. Starter: Lucas Long

Frederick at Myrtle Beach, 7:00. Starter: Jhon Peluffo

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