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Orioles prospects 6/7: A minor-league sweep!

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Everybody played, everybody won. Not a bad night down on the farm!

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Zach Britton’s minor league rehab continued without incident on Thursday.
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Norfolk Tides 7, Columbus Clippers 4

A big night for a couple of Tides in the lineup here. Andrew Susac had a three-run home run in the eighth inning to help Norfolk grab the win, while both Caleb Joseph and Drew Dosch had multi-hit nights. Joseph had three singles, while Dosch roped his 14th double of the year and boosted his season average to .286.

On the mound, it was a good start for Asher Wojciechowski. The veteran went five full innings of work, allowing three hits and two runs. He struck out seven along the way, walking just one.

Good news — Zach Britton took the mound and tossed a scoreless inning. Celebrate good times!

Bowie Baysox 7, Portland Sea Dogs 5

A couple of top prospects had good nights in the Bowie lineup, including Ryan Mountcastle. He went 2-4 with a fifth-inning solo home run, his fourth of the season. Anthony Santander doubled and scored, while Audry Perez went 2-4 with a three-run home run.

Brian Gonzalez had a very productive start on the hill. He tossed six innings, surrendering six hits but allowing just a pair of runs. He was relieved by Matthew Grimes, who pitched two innings of one-run ball.

Frederick Keys 4, Potomac Nationals 2

Former UNC-Greensboro standout Colin Woody gets the shoutout here, going 2-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Colby Rasmus also doubled in his rehab assignment as Frederick’s two-hole guy on Thursday.

Michael Baumann continues to take the hill and continues to dominate opposing hitting. Against Potomac he pitched 5.2 innings, allowing just three hits and a pair of runs. He’s continuing to perform and doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down.

Also of note — Darren O’Day worked a clean inning with three strikeouts. Not a bad night in relief.

Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Greensboro Grasshoppers 3

Everybody contributed on this night for the Shorebirds as eight of the starting nine collected hits. Among the notable performances — Kirvin Moesquit singled twice, Jean Carrillo went 2-4 with an RBI, Jaylen Ferguson homered and DH Zach Jarrett went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run scored.

Cameron Bishop had a strong outing, going six complete innings and allowing three earned runs. Nick Vespi came on in relief and delivered, picking up a nine-out save.

Today’s games

Norfolk at Toledo, 7:05. Starter: Yefry Ramirez

Bowie at New Hampshire, 6:35. Starter: Hunter Harvey

Frederick at Wilmington, 7:05. Starter: Zac Lowther

Delmarva vs. Hagerstown (DH, 5:05). Starter: Matthias Dietz, TBD