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Orioles minor league recap 9/17: Kyle Stowers hits No. 27, but Bowie snaps streak

Kyle Stowers went deep, but Bowie finally lost a game to the Altoona Curve.

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

Triple-A: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins) 10, Norfolk Tides 3

After allowing four runs in the top of the first, Norfolk did its best to keep up with three runs of their own. Jacksonville proceeded to score seven more runs in the game, but the Tides never added another run.

Cody Sedlock took the brunt of the damage with nine runs over two innings. Sure, only seven of the runs were earned, but the former first-round pick certainly hoped for better when he took the mound yesterday afternoon. Sedlock walked four, struck out three and allowed a pair of homers in the abridged start.

Konner Wade allowed just one run over four innings, and Cesar Valdez added two scoreless frames. Felix Bautista worked a scoreless ninth.

Kyle Stowers got the Tides on the board with a two-run home run. The blast scored Robert Neustrom and marked Stowers 27th home run this season. Tyler Nevin added a solo shot for the third and final run. Neustrom went 2-4 with a double.

Double-A: Altoona Curve (Pirates) 3, Bowie Baysox 2

Garrett Stallings allowed three runs in five innings, and Bowie suffered a rare loss in the month of September. Cameron Bishop tossed three scoreless innings, and Morgan McSweeney tossed a scoreless ninth, but a pair of early home runs did in the Baysox.

Toby Welk drove in a run with a fielder’s choice, and Jordan Westburg brought in the other run with a single in the eighth. Westburg notched two of Bowie’s six hits.

Somerset beat Akron last night to move into a tie in the Northeast League playoff hunt. Bowie is a half game back (one in the loss column) with three games to play. The top two teams reach the playoffs.

High-A: Greenville Drive (Red Sox) 4, Aberdeen IronBirds 3 F/12

Aberdeen entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead, but Clayton McGinness allowed the Drive to strike even. Both teams scored a run in the tenth, and Xavier Moore allowed the winning run on a single in the 12th.

Ryne Ogren scored Adam Hall with a single for the first run of the game. Dylan Harris plated Ogren with a single in the seventh.

Jake Prizina allowed just one run over four innings, and Noah Denoyer added three scoreless frames.

Low-A: Delmarva Shorebirds 6, Salem Red Sox 2 F/10

Billy Cook laced a three run home run in the top of the 10th inning to lock up an extra-inning victory for Delmarva. The former 10th round pick drove in Colton Cowser and Coby Mayo, and Connor Pavolony added a late single for some insurance. Mayo finished 3-5 on the night, and John Rhodes also turned in a multi-hit effort.

Leonardo Rodriguez, Conor Grady and Alex Pham combined for eight scoreless innings after Peter Van Loon allowed a pair of runs in the first two frames. Grady did not allow a hit in four innings, and Rodriguez worked two clean innings.

Complete box scores for Thursday’s games can be found here.

Friday’s scheduled games

  • Norfolk: vs Jacksonville, 7:05. Starter: Kyle Bradis (4-5, 5.02 ERA)
  • Bowie: vs Altoona, 7:05. Starter: Drew Rom (2-1, 4.37 ERA)
  • Aberdeen: vs Greenville, 7:05. Starter: Zach Peek (3-0, 3.63 ERA)
  • Delmarva: at Salem, 7:05. Starter: Carlos Tavera (0-0, 2.08 ERA)