Double-A: Bowie Baysox 10, Binghamton (Mets) Rumble Ponies 0
Adley Rutschman loves hitting on Sundays. The Orioles top prospect homered for the fifth Sunday in a row, leading the Baysox to a commanding victory.
Rutschman finished 3-for-6 with the two-run homer, and the Baysox also got three hits, including two doubles, from Cadyn Grenier, who raised his average to .315. Johnny Rizer, Doran Turchin and Chris Hudgins also had two hits, with Turchin and Hudgins going deep as Bowie banged out 14 hits.
It was an encouraging day for Bowie on the mound as well, as No. 9 prospect Mike Baumann pitched four shutout innings while allowing two hits and striking out four, lowering his ERA to 7.84. Cameron Bishop pitched the last five innings, struck out eight and got the win.
High-A: Bowling Green (Rays) Hot Rods 13, Aberdeen IronBirds 11
Aberdeen brought the bats, but four runs in the seventh and one in the eighth allowed Bowling Green to prevail in a back-and-forth game.
J.D. Mundy, Kyle Stowers and Cody Roberts hit home runs, with Stowers’s being a three-run blast. No. 7 prospect Jordan Westburg went 2-for-4 with a double, raising his average to .237, while Shayne Fontana also doubled.
Drew Rom got the start and had a tough outing, allowing seven runs in four innings. The No. 24 prospect struck out six and allowed seven hits.
Low-A: Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians) 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 2
Delmarva didn’t have the lumber Sunday, managing only two extra-base hits and failing to rally back after falling behind 4-0 in the second inning.
Darell Hernaiz went 2-for-3 in the loss, while No. 6 prospect Gunnar Henderson went 1-for-4 and No. 14 prospect Hudson Haskin went 1-for-3. Both are over .300 at .328 and .302, respectively. Haskin and Trevor Kehe had doubles.
Starter Ryan Watson went 1.2 innings while allowing four runs, none of them earned.
The Norfolk Tides were rained out, with a makeup announced for Aug. 4.
Box scores are available here. There are no games scheduled for Monday.