The Triple-A Norfolk Tides failed to score a run against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox swept a doubleheader from the Altoona Curve.

The Single-A Frederick Keys beat the Winston-Salem Dash, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds dropped both games against the Lakewood BlueClaws.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds topped the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The rookie-level Bluefield Orioles came alive late for a blowout win over the Kingsport Mets, and the rookie-level GCL Orioles earned a win over the GCL Red Sox.

Before tonight's game, the Orioles released Lee Ellis. The 24-year-old outfielder batted .210 with nine RBIs in 36 games for the IronBirds last season. He was on Aberdeen's disabled list to start the 2009 season.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5, Norfolk Tides 0 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Troy Patton (1-2) gave up five runs (four earned) and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings, and the Tides were blanked, 5-0, by Lehigh Valley.

Norfolk third baseman Jolbert Cabrera was 2-for-4 with a double, and left fielder Justin Christian added a single and two stolen bases.

Tides center fielder Joey Gathright, who collected at least two hits in five of his past 10 games, was 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a double play.

Designated hitter Brandon Snyder went 0-for-4 for the second consecutive night for the Tides, lowering his batting average to .212 in nine games at the Triple-A level.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 5, Altoona Curve 1 (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Starting pitcher Brian Matusz (2-0) allowed one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings, and the Baysox cruised to a 5-1 win over Altoona in the first game of the doubleheader. The 22-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued three walks.

Bowie first baseman Eric Crozier was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored, and second baseman Miguel Abreu added two hits and three RBIs.

Baysox third baseman Mike Costanzo was 1-for-2 with an RBI triple and a run scored, while left fielder Jonathan Tucker collected a single, a run scored and his 18th stolen base of the season.

Relief pitcher Ryan Ouellette tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season for the Baysox.

Game 2 score: Bowie Baysox 5, Altoona Curve 0 (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Costanzo hit a grand slam with no outs in the sixth inning to boost the Baysox to a 5-0 victory over Altoona in the nightcap.


Tucker was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored, while shortstop Robert Valido was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Baysox.

Bowie starting pitcher Fredy Deza (3-2) tossed five scoreless innings to pick up the win. The 26-year-old right-hander allowed three hits and struck out two batters.

Relief pitcher Jim Hoey didn't allow a run in two innings for the Baysox. The 26-year-old right-hander collected three strikeouts and hit a batter.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 8, Winston-Salem Dash 5 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Keys to an 8-5 win over Winston-Salem at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick second baseman Ryan Adams added a double, two RBIs and a run scored, while catcher Billy Killian was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Keys starting pitcher Nathan Nery allowed five runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out four batters and issued four walks, but he didn't factor in the decision.

After Frederick relief pitcher Pat Egan tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, Ryan Rodriguez (1-0) picked up the win after not giving up a run in one inning.

Center fielder Matt Angle and first baseman Robbie Widlansky each collected two hits for the Keys.

Frederick closer Luis Lebron pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save of the season.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Game 1 score: Lakewood BlueClaws 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0 (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Lakewood scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Shorebirds, 1-0, in the completion of last night's suspended game.

When play resumed tonight, Delmarva left-hander Cole McCurry began the third and tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings. McCurry struck out six batters and gave up two hits.

First baseman Elvin Polanco was 1-for-4 with a double for the Shorebirds, and right fielder Ronnie Welty added a single and a stolen base.

Delmarva starting pitcher Nathan Moreau tossed two scoreless innings before play was postponed due to rain last night.

Game 2 score: Lakewood BlueClaws 3, Delmarva Shorebirds 2, 7 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: The Shorebirds committed four errors in the 3-2 loss to Lakewood during the regularly scheduled meeting between the two teams.

Delmarva first baseman Joe Mahoney was 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a run scored, while second baseman L.J. Hoes collected an RBI and a stolen base.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Brent Allar gave up one run and five hits in three innings, and relief pitcher Cliff Flagello (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing two unearned runs and three hits in three innings.

Allar, third baseman Tyler Kolodny, shortstop Rodolfo Cardona and right fielder Brian Conley each committed a defensive miscue for the Shorebirds.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Arthur Bonevacia was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored, and the IronBirds beat Brooklyn, 4-2, at Ripken Stadium.


Aberdeen starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (2-0) gave up two runs (one earned) and three hits in six innings. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out five batters and didn't allow any walks.

IronBirds outfielder Richard D'Oleo was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and designated hitter Blake Davis added an RBI double.

Relief pitcher Scott Mueller tossed a scoreless inning to pick up his first save of the season for the IronBirds.

Aberdeen second baseman Michael Mooney, the Orioles' 23rd-round selection in this year's draft, was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his professional debut.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 15, Kingsport Mets 7 (Box score)

Recap: The Orioles scored 10 runs in the top of the ninth inning to come from behind in a 15-7 victory over Kingsport.

Bluefield third baseman Mike Flacco was 4-for-5 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored, while right fielder Luis Ramirez added two hits, four RBIs and two runs scored.

First baseman Edinho Meyer hit a two-run home run for Bluefield, and second baseman Omar Casamayor was 2-for-5 with three runs scored.

Orioles relief pitcher Sam Taveras (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits in 1 1/3 innings, but he earned the win after the team's late offensive outburst.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 8, GCL Red Sox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Left fielder Edwin Cintron was 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Orioles to an 8-3 win over the Red Sox.

Orioles first baseman David Anderson collected a double, two RBIs and a run scored, while shortstop Anderson Childers was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Starting pitcher Jario De La Cruz allowed three runs (two earned) and three hits in 3 2/3 innings for the Orioles, but he didn't factor in the decision.

Orioles relief pitcher Christopher Schmitt (1-0) retired all six batters he faced to pick up the victory. The 22-year-old right-hander collected three strikeouts.