The Double-A Bowie Baysox wrapped up the first half with a victory over the Altoona Curve, and the Single-A Frederick Keys were edged by the Kinston Indians in extra innings.
To say the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds pounded the Lexington Legends would be an understatement. The Shorebirds collected 24 hits in a 19-0 win in Salisbury.
The rookie-level Bluefield Orioles fell to the Princeton Rays, and the rookie-level GCL Orioles topped the GCL Reds in extra innings.
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides were idle.
Score: Bowie Baysox 3, Altoona Curve 2 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher David Hernandez allowed one run and two hits in four innings, but he didn't factor in the decision during Bowie's 3-2 victory over Altoona at Prince George's Stadium. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and issued one walk in his spot start with the Baysox.
Hernandez was originally optioned to Norfolk when Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis was activated from the disabled list, but the organization sent him to Bowie in order to pitch in one more game before the team's All-Star break. He could return to the major leagues sometime in the next week.
Baysox relief pitcher Fredy Deza (5-3) allowed one hit in three scoreless innings to pick up the win, and closer Ryan Ouellette earned his third save of the season after giving up a home run to Curve pinch-hitter Pedro Alvarez in the ninth.
Bowie infielder Brandon Pinckney was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, and left fielder Jonathan Tucker collected a stolen base and scored two runs.
Relief pitcher Chad Thall retired all three batters he faced in his final appearance before heading to the All-Star Game to represent the Baysox.
Thall will be joined by Tucker, Ouellette and second baseman Miguel Abreu for the contest. Tides relief pitcher Josh Perrault was also picked for the game before he was promoted to Triple-A.Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Kinston Indians 4, Frederick Keys 3, 10 innings (Box score)
Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring hit two doubles, but the Keys suffered a 4-3 loss to Kinston in 10 innings at Harry Grove Stadium.
Frederick relief pitcher Pat Egan (0-1) gave up one run and three hits in three innings, while starting pitcher Nathan Nery allowed three runs and four hits -- including two home runs -- in seven innings.
Keys first baseman Robbie Widlansky was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and left fielder Tyler Henson added a single, a double and a run scored.
Right fielder Billy Rowell hit an RBI single in the second inning for the Keys before being replaced by Kraig Binick.
Rowell was removed after fouling a ball off his leg during the at-bat, and I'll pass along any details as soon as they become available. Binick finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs in his first game since returning from the disabled list.
Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 19, Lexington Legends 0 (Box score)
Recap: The Shorebirds scored in six of their eight innings at the plate, including nine runs in the seventh, en route to a 19-0 victory over Lexington at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Delmarva second baseman Rodolfo Cardona was 2-for-6 with a double, a triple and six RBIs, while shortstop Greg Miclat collected five hits, an RBI and three runs scored.
Shorebirds left fielder Kyle Hudson was 4-for-4 with two walks, an RBI and five runs scored, and right fielder Ronnie Welty added three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Four other Shorebirds players -- center fielder Xavier Avery, designated hitter Elvin Polanco, third baseman Tyler Kolodny and catcher Luis Bernardo -- each picked up two hits in the game, and first baseman Joe Mahoney hit a two-run home run.
Starting pitcher Nathan Moreau (3-2) tossed seven scoreless innings for the Shorebirds. The 22-year-old left-hander collected four strikeouts and allowed three hits.
Score: Princeton Rays 6, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)
Recap: Catcher Dashenko Ricardo was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Orioles' 6-1 loss to Princeton.
Bluefield third baseman Omar Casamayor picked up an RBI single.
Orioles starting pitcher Justin Moore (1-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings. The 19-year-old right-hander collected four strikeouts and walked one batter.
Score: GCL Orioles 4, GCL Reds 3, 10 innings (Box score)
Recap: Catcher Dennis Perez was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Reds in 10 innings.
Orioles second baseman Anderson Childers was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and designated hitter Xavier Lopez added two hits, including a triple, and a stolen base.
Relief pitcher Billy Gross (1-0), a Frederick High School graduate who signed a free-agent deal with the team earlier this month, earned the victory in his professional debut.
Orioles right-handed pitcher Andrew Huebner, who also signed with the team as a free agent earlier this month, earned his first save of the season after tossing a scoreless inning.
Center fielder Grolmann Gonzalez collected two hits for the Orioles.