Frederick 4, Wilmington (Royals) 2
Frederick doubled up Wilmington to become the only Orioles affiliate to pick up a win Monday night. After jumping out to a one-run lead, the Keys surrendered a pair of runs on back-to-back solo home runs in the fourth inning. D. J. Burt and Emmanuel Rivera both went deep off of Frederick pitcher Matthias Dietz to lead off the fourth, but those were the only runs the Blue Rocks would score.
Alejandro Juvier drove in Jake Ring to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth. Frederick took the lead when Yojhan Quevedo drove in Chris Clare with a single in the sixth, and Randolph Gassaway drove in Preston Palmeiro to add an insurance run in the seventh. Quevedo and Wilson Garcia both finished 2-4.
Matt Trowbridge pitched two scoreless innings in relief to pick up the victory, and Tyler Erwin recorded the final six outs to pick up his ninth save of the season.
Hickory (Rangers ) 5, Delmarva 1
Hickory outhit Delmarva 14-4, and the Crawdads maintained control throughout the game. After three scoreless innings, Hickory scored five runs in the fourth-through-sixth innings. Luis Perez surrendered 3 runs on 8 hits through five innings. Perez (1-1) took the loss, but he had little run support in the contest.
Ryan Ripken came around to score on what the game long described as a “single on a pop up to first base” by Will Robertson. The Shorebirds were that close to being shutout on the evening. No Delmarva player had more than one hit.
Tri-City (Astros) 7, Aberdeen 3
Tri-City scored four in the bottom of the first to take control early Monday night. Jimmy Murphy was charged with four runs, on four hits in three innings for the IronBirds. Brandon Bonilla and Jose Diaz both worked scoreless innings of relief for Aberdeen.
Robert Neustrom finished 2-3 and also worked a walk to lead the IronBirds. Aberdeen scored once in the fifth, sixth, and ninth innings, but never made things interesting on the road.
Today’s scheduled games
Frederick vs. Wilmington, 7:00. Starter: TBD
(Minor league All-Star breaks are underway)