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Orioles minor league recap 4/27: DL Hall pitches the Keys to a shutout win

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Last night the Tides and Keys won while the Baysox lost and the Shorebirds got rained out.

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Norfolk Tides 16, Louisville Bats 14

Wow! One glance at the final score in this one makes it look like a football game. Both teams combined to score 30 runs. There were a lot of crooked numbers put on the board by both teams, but Norfolk’s biggest inning came in the second when they scored seven runs.

Standout performers in the Tides lineup included leadoff hitter Cedric Mullins (2-for-5, R, RBI, BB), Anthony Santander (3-for-6, 2 RBI), Jace Peterson (2-for-5, 3 R, 3 RBI), Austin Wynns (1-for-1, 3 R, 4 BB) and Christopher Bostick (2-for-5, 2 R, 5 RBI). Important to note, Peterson and Bostick each hit a home run. Also, Mullins is hitting .364 with a .897 OPS since his demotion.

Starting pitcher Josh Rogers muddled his way through 4.2 innings for the Tides, allowing nine runs to leave his ERA at 8.69 on the season. He allowed three home runs among the 13 hits he surrendered while earning a no-decision. Branden Kline pitched 0.2 innings at the end to earn the save, his first of the year.

Akron RubberDucks 5, Bowie Baysox 3

Zac Lowther took the loss for the Baysox, allowing four runs in 4.1 innings with four hits, three walks, four strikeouts and one home run. His ERA for the year is now 3.44. Dillon Tate worked 3.2 innings in relief, giving up one run on four hits with two strikeouts. He has a 6.08 ERA in five games this year, including two starts and three relief appearances. And Pedro Araujo worked a scoreless ninth.

The fourth inning was pivotal in this game. Lowther walked a couple batters before giving up a double and a three-run home run. It would prove to be all the run support the Dash would need in this one.

As far as the Baysox offense, Alexis Torres and Brett Cumberland each hit a home run, the first of the year for each. Also, Rylan Bannon and Ryan McKenna each collected a pair of hits. Despite tallying 11 base knocks on the night, Bowie was 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position as a team.

Frederick Keys 7, Winston-Salem Dash 0

Last night DL Hall was in the zone, leading Frederick to a shutout win over the Dash. The Keys offense may have struck out 13 times, but they managed to put seven runs on the board, although two scored because of an error.

Frederick also had 13 hits as a team while going 4-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Three players had multiple hits, including Mason McCoy, Zach Jarrett and Jomar Reyes, who also belted his second homer of the year.

The left-handed Hall had a strong performance, going five shutout innings with one hit and one walk while punching out eight batters. It was his first win of the 2019 season. Through four starts he’s pitched 15 innings, allowing 10 walks, 23 strikeouts, a .236 BAA, 1.53 WHIP and 4.20 ERA.

Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Augusta GreenJackets: Postponed due to inclement weather

You can view the full box scores from last night’s games here.

Saturday’s Scheduled Games

  • Frederick at Winston-Salem, 2:00 PM ET. Starter: David Lebron (0-0, 5.23 ERA)
  • Delmarva vs. Augusta, Game One, 4:35 PM ET. Starter: Drew Rom (0-0, 4.63 ERA)
  • Delmarva vs. Augusta, Game 2. Starter: TBD
  • Norfolk at Louisville, 6:30 PM ET. Starter: Luis Ysla (0-2, 4.85 ERA)
  • Bowie vs. Akron, 6:35 PM ET. Starter: Alex Wells (0-0, 0.00 ERA)