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Orioles minor league recap 5/30: The farm system gets swept

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There were some positives, including a nice night at the plate for Chance Sisco, Mason Williams and Zach Jarrett.

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Columbus (Indians) 11, Norfolk Tides 4

Chance Sisco had an impressive 4-for-4 night at the plate, including a double and a run scored. Mason Williams added three hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Jack Reinheimer had three hits of his own. Jace Peterson, Anthony Santander, Cedric Mullins and Christopher Bostick each singled once.

Santander also made a nice little sliding catch in foul territory to help out Jimmy Yacabonis in the sixth inning.

Josh Rogers’s tough season continued. The lefty started on the mound and served up nine runs on nine hits, three home runs, one walk and three strikeouts over 4.2 innings. Yacabonis allowed one run over 2.1 relief innings. And Jay Flaa tossed two scoreless frames.

Akron (Indians) 9, Bowie Baysox 8

Bruce Zimmermann struggled a bit in this start. Over five innings, the hurler struck out eight batters, which is great, but he also allowed five runs on nine hits, a walk and two home runs while unleashing three wild pitches. He was relieved by Pedro Araujo, who was even worse, taking the loss with three runs allowed on four hits, one home run, one walk and zero strikeouts over two innings. Hard-throwing Taylor Grover also appeared out of the ‘pen, giving up a run over two innings.

Things were much better on the offensive side of things. Mason McCoy kept on crushing it at the plate with three hits. Austin Hays had two knocks, including his first Bowie home run of the season. Ademar Rifaela also went deep. Rylan Bannon and Martin Cervenka each added two hits. Ryan McKenna, T.J. Nichting and Carlos Perez registered a single apiece.

Lynchburg (Indians) 12, Frederick Keys 3

Zach Jarrett led the offensive charge with two hits, a home run and a walk. Cole Billingsley singled, doubled and walked in five trips to the plate. Yusniel Diaz added two base hits. Jomar Reyes, J.C Escarra and Willy Yahn combined to go 0-for-14.

Starting pitcher Cameron Bishop was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs on four hits, three walks and five strikeouts over 5.1 innings. But it was Cameron Ming that really let the game get away from the Keys. The reliever gave up six runs on five hits and two walks in just one-third of an inning. Matthias Dietz was pretty darn good (zero runs, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts) in 2.1 frames. Luis Perez gave up two runs in one inning of work.

Delmarva Shorebirds


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

Thursday’s Scheduled Games

Norfolk: vs Columbus, 12:05 p.m. Starter: Luis Ysla (2-2, 5.01 ERA)

Bowie: vs Akron, 11:05 a.m. Starter: Marcos Molina (3-4, 3.42 ERA)

Frederick: Game 1 vs. Lynchburg, 7 p.m. Starter: David Lebron (2-0, 3.21 ERA)
Game 2 vs. Lynchburg, TBD, Starter: D.L. Hall (1-2, 4.50 ERA)

Delmarva: vs Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Drew Rom (3-0, 1.45 ERA)