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Orioles minor league recap 8/28: Sisco and Hays homer, Lowther and Tate pitch well

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Chance Sisco blasted a solo home run before the rain came in Norfolk. Dillon Tate and Zac Lowther both notched quality starts, but only one picked up the win.

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Norfolk Tides 1, Durham (Rays) 1. SUSPENDED

The game made it into the top of the sixth before being suspended for “unplayable field conditions.” The game will be completed in Durham (it started as a home game for Norfolk) at a later date.

Norfolk’s lone run came via a Chance Sisco solo home run in the second inning. Sisco drove an 0-2 pitch over the left-center field fence to get the Tides on the board. Luis Ortiz allowed only one run in 5.2 innings. He gave up three hits, walked one and struck out four.

Bowie Baysox 5, Akron (Indians) 3

After a pitching change to start the third inning, Bowie didn’t waste any time welcoming Akron pitcher Argenis Angulo to the game. Rylan Bannon doubled, Erick Salcedo tripled, and Austin Hays homered in that order to start the frame. Hays finished 2-5 and also doubled, and Bannon went 2-4. Corban Joseph also finished 2-4 with a two-bagger, and Aderlin Rodriguez reached base three times.

Dillon Tate worked into the seventh inning on his way to a win. He allowed two runs on seven hits, but struck out only two batters in 6.1 innings. Bowie will take it. Tate only walked one hitter in the quality start. Branden Kline notched his 15th save with a scoreless ninth.

Potomac (Nationals) 4, Frederick Keys 1

Zac Lowther cruised through six scoreless innings before giving up a pair of runs in the seventh. Unfortunately for Lowther, that was enough to take the loss. Lowther allowed only four hits, struck out six and did not walk a Potomac batter. The Orioles 18th ranked prospect now holds a 2.67 ERA.

Alejandro Juvier doubled home Chris Clare in the fifth for Frederick’s only run. The pair combined for over half of the Keys hits, both finishing 2-4.

Hickory (Rangers) 10, Delmarva Shorebirds 1

This one spiraled out of control in the fifth and sixth innings. After Cameron Bishop allowed only one run in the first four, he was relieved by Cameron Ming. Ming proceeded to give up nine runs on nine hits in just the two innings. Still, Bishop took the loss. That one doesn’t seem fair.

Six different hitters tallied the six total hits for Delmarva. Cadyn Grenier, Trevor Craport and Jean Carlos Encarnacion all doubled for the Shorebirds. Craport drove in Encarnacion in the bottom of the ninth to avoid a shutout.

Aberdeen IronBirds 11, Tri-City (Astros) 5

Aberdeen scored multiple runs in four of the first six innings. The IronBirds held an 11-2 lead in the sixth, and never looked back against Tri-City. Robert Neustrom and Alexis Torres both tallied three hits, and both homered for Aberdeen. Adam Hall finished 2-3 with three runs scored from the leadoff position.

Hector Guance picked up his seventh win of the season. He allowed four runs, three earned, and six hits with five strikeouts.

Box Scores for last night’s games can be found here

Tonight’s scheduled games:

Norfolk at Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: TBD

Bowie at Akron, 7:05. Starter: Bruce Zimmermann (4-2, 2.68)

Frederick at Potomac, 7:05. Starter: Cristian Alvarado (11-10, 4.28)

Hickory at Delmarva, 7:05. Starter: Brandon Bonilla (0-3, 4.15)

Aberdeen at Tri-City, 7:00. Starter: TBD