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Orioles minor league recap 6/2: Harvey picks up a win, and Henderson keeps raking

Westburg also drives in three for Aberdeen as all four Orioles affiliates are victorious.

Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Triple-A: Norfolk Tides 6, Durham (Rays) Bulls 5

Hunter Harvey pitched 1.2 shutout innings and struck out two to pick up the decision as the Tides earned the win, holding off Durham’s attempts at a late rally with a run in the eighth and two in the ninth.

Dean Kremer made the start for the Tides, allowing two runs, one earned, and two hits in four innings while striking out seven. Malquin Canelo, Zach Jarrett, Ramon Urias, Willy Yahn and Ryan Ripken had two hits apiece, with Canelo driving in a pair of runs.

Double-A: Bowie Baysox 7, Hartford (Rockies) Yard Goats 2

Robert Neustrom homered, and Johnny Rizer and Cadyn Grenier each had three hits as the Baysox improved to 18-5.

Rizer also scored two runs, while Terrin Vavra, Joseph Ortiz and Patrick Dorrian each had two hits to flesh out Bowie’s 15-hit attack. Both of Dorrian’s hits were doubles; on the flip side, Adley Rutschman went 0-for-4 and stranded five runners. It happens.

The offense made it an easy day for him, but Cameron Bishop didn’t need much help. The Bowie starter allowed only two hits in five shutout innings, striking out 12.

High-A: Aberdeen IronBirds 8, Hickory (Rangers) Crawdads 3

Jordan Westburg, the sixth-ranked prospect in the organization, drove in three runs to help lift the IronBirds, who erased a 3-2 fourth-inning deficit with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the seventh.

Zach Watson had two hits, including a triple, while Toby Welk had two hits, including a double. J.D. Mundy went deep for his first home run since being called up from Delmarva, and Welk and Andrew Daschbach each drove in a pair of runs.

After a so-so start by Kyle Brnovich (three runs in four innings), Nick Roth, Felix Bautista and Clayton McGinnis combined for five scoreless innings of relief.

Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 9, Fredericksburg Nationals 4

Gunnar Henderson clubbed his seventh home run of the young season, leading the Shorebirds to the victory.

Henderson, the team’s fifth-ranked prospect, went 2-for-4 with four RBI, and is now batting .321 with a 1.047 OPS. Delmarva also got two hits apiece from Darell Hernaiz, Greg Cullen and Jordan Cannon, and Anthony Servideo had a double.

Ryan Watson picked up the win in relief with three innings of work, striking out six and allowing two runs (one earned). The win improved Delmarva to 18-6 for the season.

Complete box scores from yesterday’s games can be found here.

Wednesday’s scheduled games

  • Norfolk at Durham, 6:35 p.m. Starter: Zac Lowther (0-2, 7.15 ERA)
  • Bowie at Hartford, 7:05 p.m. Starter: TBD
  • Aberdeen vs. Hickory, 7:05 p.m. Starter: TBD
  • Delmarva at Fredericksburg, 7:05 p.m. Starter: Xavier Moore (1-2, 3.55 ERA)