Orioles minor league recap 9/24: Norfolk wins a slugfest with homers from Holliday, Mayo and Stowers
The pitching wasn’t the hottest on Saturday, but with 15 runs of support, it didn’t matter.
The offense didn’t make much happen either
There aren’t any household names in this year’s set of prospects
Connor Norby homered for the third consecutive game during another big night at the plate.
The bats were on fire for the Tides, highlighted by big days from Norby and Colton Cowser.
Connor Norby and Jackson Holliday were the stars of the show for the Tides as they came from behind to earn their 88th win of the season.
The Triple-A affiliate is the only Orioles minor league team that has any games remaining.
And in the meantime Bowie ended their season with a rainout and a couple promotions.
Cade Povich made a solid start for the Tides and Samuel Basallo had a big night at the plate in Bowie’s loss.
The Tides lost a blowout, while the Baysox eked out a late-inning victory.
Jackson Holliday, Colton Cowser and several other Tides left the yard for Norfolk last night.
O’s affiliates won both games on the docket, which included a big day on offense for Bowie and an impressive pitching performance from Norfolk’s Garrett Stallings.
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The High-A and Low-A affiliates wrapped up the 2023 campaign, while Bowie has a week left to try to earn a playoff spot.
In other good news for Norfolk, Coby Mayo hit a three-run homer, Jackson Holliday is adjusting, and Cade Povich threw a nice 5.2 innings.
The Baltimore Banner’s Andy Kostka also reports that RHP Seth Johnson is headed to Bowie for the final week
Holliday’s two-hit effort was part of a Norfolk demolishing of its Friday opponent
Aberdeen allowed four runs in the top of the ninth, but Samuel Basallo capped a big night with a walk-off blast.
Big nights were had up and down the system, including standout games from Samuel Basallo, Connor Norby, and Stiven Acevedo.
Norfolk was the only loser Tuesday as Bowie hit a walk-off three-run HR in extras, Aberdeen poured on 11 runs and Delmarva flirted with a no-hitter.
Coby Mayo, Jud Fabian, and Samuel Basallo all had multi-homer weeks for their teams
Heston Kjerstad and Josh Lester homered for Norfolk on Sunday, and it’s exciting to think what the Tides offense will look like now with reinforcements.
Norfolk, Bowie, and Aberdeen were all winners on a night that saw three extra-inning games on the farm
Elsewhere, Aberdeen pulled off a dramatic late-inning win, while Delmarva posted 17 hits as Mac Horvath reached base six times.
The offense was clicking for the Tides, and a few big names stood out in a Baysox win.
The Tides and Shorebirds were winners Tuesday night, while the Baysox and IronBirds couldn’t find the late offense they needed to mount a comeback.
Some unheralded pitchers up and down the O’s organization delivered quality performances this week.
The O’s farm teams had trouble scoring runs on Sunday, with only Aberdeen nabbing a win.
There were three wins on the farm with only Aberdeen taking a loss.
Kyle Stowers provided Norfolk’s only offense with a solo home run. Aberdeen legged out a close one with a Luis Valdez homer making the difference.