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Orioles minor league recap 5/25: Delmarva continues their run of excellence

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Every Orioles affiliate won on Friday night, except for the Norfolk Tides.

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Bowie Baysox 3, Erie SeaWolves 1

Shortstop Mason McCoy stayed hot at the plate for Bowie, going 3-for-5 with an RBI from the leadoff spot to raise his average to .397. Austin Hays started in right field and batted third, going 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, three strikeouts and a stolen base. First baseman Preston Palmeiro went 3-for-4 but is still hitting under .200. Catcher Martin Cervenka hit his second home run of the year, a solo shot in the seventh inning to give Bowie a little insurance.

Marcos Molina got the win for the Baysox by throwing seven innings of one-run ball with four hits, two walks and five strikeouts. He improved his record to 3-4 on the year and lowered his ERA to 3.42. Zach Muckenhirn earned the save, his first of the season, with two scoreless innings.

Gwinnett Stripers 13, Norfolk Tides 7

The Tides came out on the wrong side of a slugfest Friday night, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits while committing a pair of errors. Gwinnett started off the scoring with five runs in the second inning and never surrendered the lead. Left-hander Josh Rogers had a night to forget, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits in 2.2 innings. He’s now 2-4 with an 8.47 ERA.

On offense, Anthony Santander, Ryan Mountcastle and Chance Sisco were all 2-for-5 with an RBI. Our old friend Jesus Sucre had a couple hits in four trips to the plate and second baseman Christopher Bostick pumped up his on-base percentage with three walks in four plate appearances. Shortstop Zach Vincej was 2-for-4 with his third home run of the year, a solo shot in the third inning.

Frederick Keys 8, Potomac Nationals 4

The Keys won in extras on the road, besting the Nationals in 10 innings. Frederick had a 4-2 lead late in the game, but Potomac scored twice off of David Lebron — whose pitching line included five walks — in the bottom of the eighth.

After a runner was placed on second to start the top of the 10th, Jake Ring hit an RBI triple for the Keys. Then Jomar Reyes singled home Ring and J.C. Escarra followed with a two-run home run. Ring was also responsible for a solo home run in the third and Willy Yahn had a three-run jack in the third as well.

Blaine Knight started the game for the Keys, allowing two runs over five innings. Diogenes Almengo got his fourth save of the year with 0.2 scoreless innings after coming in to bail out Lebron.

Delmarva Shorebirds 12, Lakewood BlueClaws 2

It was a blowout down in Delmarva, with the Shorebirds scoring a dozen runs on a dozen hits, including five doubles and a triple. They were 7-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Shortstop Adam Hall was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Cadyn Grenier — playing second base — was also 2-for-4, with two runs and one RBI. JC Encarnacion had two hits in five at-bats with three RBI.

Nick Vespi improved his record to 3-2, allowing one run in 5.2 innings with two hits, three walks, nine strikeouts and one home run. Tyler Joiner got his fourth save of the year after pitching 3.1 innings while giving up one run.

Complete box scores from Friday night’s games can be viewed here.

Saturday’s Schedule Games

  • Norfolk at Gwinnett, 6:05 PM ET. Starter: Luis Ysla (2-2, 4.66 ERA)
  • Bowie at Erie, 6:05 PM ET. Starter: Hunter Harvey (2-3, 5.45 ERA)
  • Frederick at Potomac, 6:35 PM ET. Starter: TBD
  • Delmarva vs. Hagerstown, 7:05 PM ET. Starter: Ofelky Peralta (3-0, 1.77 ERA)