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Orioles minor league recap 6/28: Dorrian continues to swing a big stick for Bowie

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Third baseman leads Baysox to win, while Tides and Shorebirds also grab Sunday victories.

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Triple-A: Norfolk Tides 4, Gwinnett (Braves) Stripers 2

Four second-inning runs were all the Tides needed to make their Sunday a good one down in Norfolk.

The Tides got some good pitching, first from starter Kevin Smith, who went 4.2 innings and allowed two runs while striking out six. The bullpen took it from there, with Evan Phillips (1.1 innings, win), Shawn Armstrong, Manny Barreda and Dusten Knight (one inning each) all posting scoreless outings. Knight got the save, his second.

The big hit came in that second inning from Seth Mejias-Brean, who clubbed a three-run home run. Cody Roberts had two hits, while Zach Jarrett and Tyler Nevin had doubles. Yusniel Diaz had a single in four at-bats.

Double-A: Bowie Baysox 8, New Hampshire (Blue Jays) Fisher Cats 2

Sunday was a good day to be Patrick Dorrian. Come to think of it, the last two weeks have been. The Bowie third baseman had himself a day, going 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a two-run home run, as the Baysox rolled.

Dorrian stretched his hitting streak to 11 games, and is hitting .395 in that span. He also had a double, and saw his average and OPS climb to .276 and .937, respectively.

Toby Welk also went deep for the Bowies, while Robert Neustrom (double) and Cadyn Grenier had two hits. Adley Rutschman went 1-for-4 with a run.

The winner on the mound was Ofelky Peralta, who improved to 4-0 by tossing 5.2 innings of one-run ball. He allowed two hits and struck out five.

High-A: Rome Braves 8, Aberdeen IronBirds 4

The IronBirds outhit their foes 10-9 Sunday but struggled to bring those runners in, a shortcoming that bit them in the end when Rome scored three runs in the eighth and four in the ninth to surge in front.

Shayne Fontana, J.D. Mundy, Andrew Daschbach and Zach Watson had two hits each, while high-ranking prospect Jordan Westburg went 1-for-4 with a double.

Jake Prizina started and threw five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and fanning three, while Xavier Moore had two scoreless innings of relief before the Braves rallied.

Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Fredericksburg Nationals 3

The other Orioles Single-A affiliate did the rallying Sunday, scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a 2-1 deficit.

Cristopher Cespedes put Delmarva on the board with a home run in the fifth, and also added a double. Jean Carmona also doubled for Delmarva, and Carmona and Ryne Ogren each had two RBI.

Zach Peek (four innings, one run, five strikeouts), Leonardo Rodriguez (one inning, one run) and Houston Roth (four innings, one run, four strikeouts) handled the pitching for the Shorebirds.

There are no games scheduled for Monday. Box scores can be found here.