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Orioles minor league recap 8/23: Bowie wins a wild one in extras

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Rodriguez has the rare stumble for Baysox, while top-10 prospect Norby has great day for Delmarva.

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Triple-A: Charlotte Knights (White Sox) 11, Norfolk Tides 7

The Tides fought back from a 5-0 first-inning deficit to make it interesting, closing within a run on two separate occasions, but couldn’t completely escape the early hole.

Rylan Bannon swatted his 13th home run as part of a 2-for-5 day, while Pat Valaika (three runs) and Robert Neustrom (two runs, two RBI) each had three hits. Neustrom’s three hits were all doubles, while Brett Cumberland had a double and Adley Rutschman went 1-for-4 with a walk.

Seven pitchers tried their luck for the Tides as Norfolk tried to escape a bad start from Kyle Bradish, who was charged with five runs in only two thirds of an inning.

Double-A: Bowie Baysox 11, Reading Fightin Phils 8, 11 inn.

After hitting a go-ahead home run in the 10th, Bowie finally got the winning runs in the 11th inning Sunday with a fielder’s choice and two hit by pitches to take down Reading.

One of the batters getting plunked was Andrew Daschbach, who went deep to put Bowie ahead in the 10th before a Bryson Stott sacrifice fly evened things up again. Cadyn Grenier and Johnny Rizer (triple) had three hits apiece during the see-saw game, while Toby Welk hit a home run, scored two and drove in two. Patrick Dorrian doubled and had three RBI.

Jordan Westburg, the team’s No. 6 prospect, went 1-for-6 with a run.

Grayson Rodriguez had the rare unimpressive start, allowing five runs on six hits in 3.2 innings. He did strike out seven.

High-A: Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals) at Aberdeen IronBirds, PPD

This game was postponed due to rain, with no makeup date announced.

Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 10, Fredericksburg Nationals 2

Five runs in the third inning made for an easy night for the Shorebirds on Sunday.

Delmarva went deep three times, with No. 9 prospect Connor Norby (three runs, two RBI), Coby Mayo (two hits, three RBI) and Mason Janvrin (two RBI) slugging those shots. Ryne Ogren went 1-for-4 with a double.

The win went to Houston Roth, who pitched four innings in relief of starter Ty Blach (one inning, two strikeouts) and allowed one unearned run on four hits.

There are no scheduled games for Monday. Complete box scores from Sunday’s games can be found here.