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Orioles minor league recap 5/16: Alex Wells twirls a gem for Bowie

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O’s affiliates went 2-3 in action on Wednesday. Ryan Mountcastle and D.J. Stewart had standout performances.

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Norfolk Tides 12, Toledo (Tigers) 3

Ryan Mountcastle and D.J. Stewart continued their offensive barrage. Mountcastle went 3-for-5 with a double. Stewart had three hits, including a double and a triple, in four at-bats, scoring three, driving in two and stealing a base. Cedric Mullins added a hit. Jace Peterson had three hits.

Tyler Herb tossed six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, a walk and seven strikeouts to earn the win. Tanner Scott struck out four over two scoreless innings. And Luis Gonzalez allowed one run in his inning of work.

Akron (Indians) 5, Bowie Baysox 2 F/11

These two teams remained scoreless into extra innings. Jesmuel Valentin led all Bowie hitters with three hits and two doubles. T.J. Nichting was 2-for-4 with a home run. Ryan McKenna had just one hit in five trips to the plate. Rylan Bannon was 1-for-3 with two walks. Martin Cervenka took an 0-for-4.

Alex Wells twirled a gem, striking out seven, walking one and allowing three hits over seven scoreless frames. Tyler Erwin allowed two unearned runs in his two innings of work. Tanner Chleborad tossed one scoreless inning. It was Zach Muckenhirn that took the loss after giving up three runs in just a third of an inning.

Wilmington (Royals) 1, Frederick Keys 0

The Keys offense could only muster two hits all game, one apiece to Willy Yahn and Jake Ring. Austin Hays was 0-for-4 with a strikeout. J.C. Escarra went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Dean Kremer looked dominant as he continues his return from injury. Over six innings, Kremer did not allow any runs while also striking out nine, walking two and giving up just two hits. Cameron Bishop, on the other hand, looked less than dominant. The lefty took the loss following the run he gave up over two innings.

Game 1: Delmarva Shorebirds 3, Greensboro (Pirates) 2

Grayson Rodriguez turned in yet another impressive outing. The 2018 first round pick struck out six over five innings while walking one, and allowing two runs on three hits. Tim Naughton earned the save with his two clean innings.

Robbie Thorburn and Doran Turchin were the only Delmarva hitters with more than one hit. Thorburn hit a home run. Adam Hall and Cadyn Grenier each added a hit.

Game 2: Greensboro 4, Shorebirds 1

Grenier (a double) and Ryne Ogren (a triple) had the only two hits for the Shorebirds. Ogren also added their lone walk. Jean Carlos Encarnacion was 0-for-3.

Ryan Conroy started the second game for Delmarva and took the loss. Over 3.2 innings of work, the righty gave up four runs (two earned) on two walks and not a single strikeout. Tyler Joyner finished up with 2.1 scoreless frames out of the bullpen.

Complete box scores from Wednesday’s set of games can be found here.

Thursday’s Scheduled Games

Norfolk: at Toledo, 10:35 a.m. Starter: Keegan Akin (1-1, 4.24 ERA)

Bowie: vs Erie (Tigers), 6:35 p.m. Starter: Bruce Zimmermann (1-1, 2.53 ERA)

Frederick: at Wilmington, 6:35 p.m. Starter: D.L. Hall (1-1, 4.43 ERA)

Delmarva: at Greensboro, 7 p.m. Starter: Gray Fenter (2-1, 2.33 ERA)