Today's game recaps -- August 6

After two nights of staying in an Ocean City hotel room without Internet access, I'm back with the game recaps for all of the teams in the Orioles' minor league system.

The quick beach vacation was a lot of fun, but now it's back to business.


The Triple-A Norfolk Tides topped the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox cruised past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

The Single-A Frederick Keys pounded the Winston-Salem Dash, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Hagerstown Suns.


The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds fell to the State College Spikes.

The Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles beat the Greeneville Astros, and the Rookie-level GCL Orioles won against the GCL Red Sox.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Norfolk Tides 5, Pawtucket Red Sox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Joey Gathright was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Tides' 5-3 victory over Pawtucket.

Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder raised his batting average at Triple-A to .278 with two hits and an RBI, and catcher Robby Hammock was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Tides right fielder Jeff Fiorentino was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, and left fielder Michael Aubrey added two hits.

Starting pitcher David Pauley (8-9) allowed three runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Tides, and relief pitcher Alberto Castillo tossed a scoreless inning to pick up his 10th save of the season.

Former Orioles pitcher Randor Bierd started the game for Pawtucket. The 25-year-old right-hander gave up one run and six hits in five innings. Bierd is 1-1 with a 4.78 ERA in 19 games (two starts) with Pawtucket in 2009.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 7, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Brandon Erbe (3-3) didn't allow any hits in eight innings for the Baysox in a 7-1 victory over New Hampshire.

The 21-year-old right-hander struck out five batters and issued three walks in the game. Since returning from the disabled list last month, Erbe is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts for Bowie.

Baysox first baseman Eric Crozier contributed three RBIs, and center fielder Danny Figueroa was 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored.

Bowie left fielder Jonathan Tucker was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and third baseman Paco Figueroa added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 15, Winston-Salem Dash 3 (Box score)

Recap: The Keys erased an early one-run deficit by clubbing 22 hits in a 15-3 rout over Winston-Salem. Eight different players produced multi-hit games for Frederick, led by left fielder Tyler Henson's four-hit performance.

Frederick first baseman Robbie Widlansky was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three walks, two RBIs and two runs scored, and third baseman Brandon Waring added a home run and four RBIs.

Center fielder Matt Angle collected three hits, an RBI and three runs scored for the Keys, and shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Keys starting pitcher Zach Britton (8-5) gave up three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. The 21-year-old left-hander struck out five batters and issued three walks.

Right fielder Billy Rowell contributed at least two hits for the third consecutive night for the Keys. The 20-year-old outfielder was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in tonight's victory. Over the past three games, Rowell is 8-for-13 with one home run, two RBIs and four runs scored.

The Keys turned a triple play in the seventh inning against Winston-Salem.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Hagerstown Suns 4, 10 innings (Box score)

Recap: The Shorebirds allowed three runs in the top of the 10th inning, but they scored four times in the bottom of the frame to take a 5-4 win over Hagerstown at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva right fielder Ronnie Welty was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while center fielder Xavier Avery contributed two hits, a stolen base and an RBI.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Cole McCurry collected eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. Relief pitcher Brett Bordes (2-1) earned the victory for Delmarva despite being charged with three runs, two hits and two walks in one inning.

Second baseman L.J. Hoes was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Delmarva.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: State College Spikes 9, Aberdeen IronBirds 5 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Tyler Kelly was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the IronBirds' 9-5 loss to State College.

Aberdeen center fielder Steve Bumbry and left fielder Arthur Bonevacia each hit a triple in the game, and catcher Justin Dalles was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

IronBirds starting pitcher Colin Allen (0-5) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. The 22-year-old right-hander collected five strikeouts and walked two batters.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Bluefield Orioles 7, Greeneville Astros 4 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Mike Flacco was 2-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base and three RBIs as the Orioles beat Greeneville, 7-4.

Bluefield catcher Dashenko Ricardo was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and center fielder Michael Planeta added three hits and a run scored.

Orioles starting pitcher Jesse Beal gave up four runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings, and relief pitcher Justin Anderson (2-0) struck out six batters in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

Relief pitcher Sam Taveras recorded the final six outs of the game to pick up his second save of the season for Bluefield.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Orioles 4, GCL Red Sox 3, 11 innings (Box score)


Recap: Shortstop Anyi Tejeda was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Red Sox in 11 innings.


Orioles third baseman Tyler Stampone contributed three hits, and catcher Xavier Lopez picked up three stolen bases in the victory.

Starting pitcher Angel Cespedes gave up three runs and four hits in five innings for the Orioles, and relief pitcher Christopher Schmitt (3-0) tossed two scoreless innings for the win.