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Orioles minor league recap 6/4: Hall struggles again, but Delmarva splits doubleheader

Rain washed out three affiliates, but the Shorebirds played two and halted their losing streak

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Norfolk Tides vs. Rochester (Twins): Postponed due to rain

Bowie Baysox vs. Trenton (Yankees): Postponed due to rain

Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg (Indians) Game 1: Cancelled due to rain

Frederick Keys vs. Lynchburg Game 2: Postponed due to rain

Game 1: Charleston (Yankees) 12, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

At least baseball was played today in South Carolina! This game picked up in the top of the second after being suspended last night due to rain. The Shorebirds began today with a 1-0 lead, it quickly evaporated. DL Hall, who was supposed to pitch in the second game of a doubleheader, made the “start” for Delmarva. His struggles continued as he took the loss and dropped to 0-4. After giving up five runs in 4.1 innings of work, his ERA stands at 4.28. This marks the fourth outing in a row where Hall has registered only three strikeouts and the fourth time in five games where he’s allowed at least three earned runs.

This game was tied in the sixth inning when Charleston then scored ten unanswered runs in three innings. Both of Delmarva’s runs scored via sacrifices flies courtesy of Ryan Ripken (on Saturday night) and Zach Jarrett. The Shorebirds mustered seven hits, two coming from lead-off man Kirvin Moesquit. All but three Shorebirds starters struck out.

Game 2: Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Charleston 4 (8 innings)

The nightcap of this doubleheader featured a much more competitive ballgame. Scott Burke made the spot start for Delmarva (his first of the season) and did an outstanding job, allowing an unearned run and four baserunners in 4.1 innings. It was his longest outing of the season.

Delmarva grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a pair of 2-out RBI base hits by Trevor Craport and Ryan Ripken. They took a 2-1 into the bottom of the 7th (the last inning due to the doubleheader) but Gray Fenter gave up a run and couldn’t convert what would have been the first save of his career. The offense responded with three runs in the top of the eighth but Fenter stayed on and gave back two. He was relieved by Timothy Naughton, who notched his second save of the season, stranding the tying and winning runs. Fenter, who allowed three runs allowed in one plus innings, was rewarded with a win.

The Shorebirds’ win halted a seven game losing streak. After a hot start, the Shorebirds have cooled and are in third place in the South Atlantic League Northern.

Complete box scores from Sunday’s games can be found here.

Monday’s scheduled games: