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Orioles minor league recap 6/25: Lowther struggles, Feliz shines in relief.

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Zac Lowther struggled at Norfolk but Ignacio Feliz tossed over four innings of hitless ball in relief. Three affiliates fell, but Delmarva kept the organization from being skunked on the night.

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Triple-A: Gwinnett (Braves) Stripers 6, vs. Norfolk Tides 2

Norfolk scored once in the first and second innings but slumped after that. Gwinnett exploded for five runs in the fourth and the Stripers took the game.

Tyler Nevin drove in Domingo Leyba with a single in the first, and Ryan McKenna drove in J.C. Escarra in the second. Yusniel Diaz and Escarra tallied the teams only other hits.

Zac Lowther allowed five runs on just three hits in four innings. He walked three while striking out five. Ryan Casteel took Lowther for an Earl Weaver special in the fourth. Lowther still appears in need of some seasoning. Evan Phillips added two scoreless innings and Cody Carroll allowed a run on one hit and two walks.

Double-A: New Hampshire (Blue Jays) Fisher Cats 10, Bowie Baysox 2

Neither team scored through the first three innings, and Bowie actually held a 2-1 lead at one point, but New Hampshire exploded for six runs in the sixth. Kyle Brnovich held the Fisher Cats to one run and just three hits over four innings, but Gray Fenter got torched for five runs and recorded just one out.

Patrick Dorrian led the way with a 2-4 effort for Bowie. Toby Welk notched the Baysox only other hit of the game.

High-A: Rome Braves 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 3

Rome scored all four of their runs in the first three inning but were able to hold on. Aberdeen plated its only three in the third. Adam Hall got the IronBirds on the board with a solo shot, and J.D. Mundy followed with a two run shot that trimmed the lead to one. Hall’s blast was his second of the season while Mundy’s shot marked his eighth on the year.

Gunnar Henderson finished 0-3 with a walk, and his pal Jordan Westburg went 0-2 with a pair of walks.

Kevin Magee allowed all four runs over 2.2 innings. Garret Farmer, Kyle Strowd and Clayton McGinness combined for a scoreless effort in relief.

Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Fredericksburg Nationals 3

Delmarva jumped out to a four run lead in the first and added another in the second. The bats cooled off, but the pitching staff did their part in a 6-3 win.

Delmarva managed the win despite notching only five hits on the night. Darell Hernaiz led the way with a 2-4 effort and a run scored, and Ryne Orgen added a hit with a run scored.

Starter Brandon Young delivered four innings of two run ball. Ignacio Feliz appeared in relief and did not allow a hit or run over 4.1 innings.

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

Friday’s scheduled games:

  • Norfolk: vs Gwinnett, 7:05. Starter: Kyle Bradish (1-1, 4.50 ERA)
  • Bowie: vs New Hampshire, 7:05. Starter: Mike Baumann (0-1, 6.28 ERA)
  • Aberdeen: vs Rome, 7:05. Starter: Drew Rom (4-0, 3.93 ERA)
  • Delmarva: vs Fredericksburg, 7:05. Starter: Shane Davis (3-1, 4.66 ERA)