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Orioles minor league recap 6/7: Rutschman goes deep, but Baysox drop slugfest

Baumann gets the start for Bowie and gets hit hard in loss.

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Triple-A: Durham (Rays) Bulls 4, Norfolk Tides 3

Brett Cumberland picked up two hits in three at-bats, including his fourth home run of the season, but a run in the sixth and three in the seventh allowed the Bulls to erase a 2-0 deficit and pick up the win.

Tyler Nevin, the organization’s 22nd-ranked prospect, went 2-for-4 with a run, and Malquin Canelo had two hits as well with an RBI. Canelo, Nevin and Chance Sisco had doubles, and Kyle Bradish had an impressive start on the mound, going five scoreless innings while striking out eight and allowing four hits and four walks.

Double-A: Hartford (Rockies) Yard Goats 13, Bowie Baysox 11

Adley Rutschman went deep again for his eighth home run of the season, but unfortunately for the Baysox pretty much everyone else at Dunkin’ Donuts Park did too, and they ended up on the wrong end of a slugfest.

Nine players hit a total of 10 home runs Sunday, with the Baysox hitting four of them and the Yard Goats hitting six. Rutschman hit his home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot that put Bowie ahead 10-7, and he finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with two walks. Joseph Ortiz (2-for-6), Johnny Rizer (2-for-5) and Chris Hudgins (2-for-5) had the other homers, while No. 10 prospect Terrin Vavra had two hits.

The real downside to the game was that Michael Baumann, the team’s seventh-ranked prospect, got roughed up. He allowed seven runs, four earned, in 2.2 innings of work. In three appearances with Bowie so far, he has a 12.79 ERA.

High-A: Aberdeen IronBirds 6, Hickory (Rangers) Crawdads 2

Kyle Brnovich turned in a great outing on the mound, going six innings and allowing two runs on only two hits while striking out 13, lowering his ERA to 2.73. Garrett Farmer then pitched three shutout innings to finish the victory for Aberdeen.

Shayne Fontana went 4-for-4 with a triple, while Maverick Handley had two hits. Jahmai Jones went 1-for-3 with a home run, and Zach Watson went 1-for-4 with a double. Aberdeen’s record is now at 19-9.

Low-A: Fredericksburg Nationals 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

Delmarva didn’t have much going with the bats today, as the Shorebirds collected only three hits and didn’t get on the board until the eighth, when Fredericksburg had already built a comfortable 6-0 lead.

The three hits went to 14th-ranked prospect Hudson Haskin, Greg Cullen and Dylan Harris. Harris’s hit was a double, Delmarva’s only extra-base hit of the game.

It was a rocky outing for Shane Davis, who allowed four runs, all earned, in three innings. The Shorebirds did get solid relief from Ryan Watson, who tossed three scoreless innings while allowing one hit.

Box scores for the affiliates’ games can be found here.

There are no games scheduled for Monday.