None of the affiliates in the Orioles' minor league system qualified for the postseason, so this is the final edition of the game recaps for the 2009 season.
I'm going to take about a week off from blogging, but then I'll return to analyze the performance of the players in the organization, as well as updating the different winter leagues.
The Triple-A Norfolk Tides concluded the season by edging the Durham Bulls, and the Double-A Bowie Baysox fell to the Harrisburg Senators.
The Single-A Frederick Keys were blanked by the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were beaten by the Lakewood BlueClaws.
Score: Norfolk Tides 4, Durham Bulls 3, 10 innings (Box score)
Recap: Center fielder Dave Krynzel was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBIs as the Tides beat Durham, 4-3, in 10 innings.
Norfolk third baseman Brandon Snyder contributed a double and an RBI, and left fielder Jonathan Tucker was 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.
Tides starting pitcher Chris George allowed five hits in six scoreless innings.
Relief pitcher Jim Miller (4-4) retired all five batters he faced for the Tides, and right-hander Josh Perrault earned his second save since being promoted despite giving up one run and two hits in one inning.Bowie Baysox (AA)
Score: Harrisburg Senators 4, Bowie Baysox 2, 7 innings (Box score)
Recap: Third baseman Josh Bell was 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs as the Baysox lost, 4-2, to Harrisburg in a rain-shortened game at Prince George's Stadium.
Bowie center fielder Matt Angle was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and left fielder Tyler Henson added a single and two outfield assists.
Baysox starting pitcher Ryohei Tanaka (4-4) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out four batters and didn't walk anyone.
First baseman Brandon Waring was 1-for-3 for the Baysox.
Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 3, Frederick Keys 0 (Box score)
Recap: Center fielder Kyle Hudson was 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the Keys' 3-0 loss to Wilmington.
Frederick designated hitter Billy Rowell hit a double, and catcher Wally Crancer was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Rowell batted .194 (6-for-31) with 13 strikeouts in his final 10 games of the season, and the 20-year-old outfielder finished the year with a .225 batting average, nine home runs and 39 RBIs in 120 games.
Keys starting pitcher Sean Gleason (4-9) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five batters and issued one walk.
Score: Lakewood BlueClaws 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)
Recap: Second baseman L.J. Hoes was 2-for-4 with an RBI, two stolen bases and one run scored in the Shorebirds' 7-2 loss to Lakewood at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Delmarva starting pitcher Nicholas Haughian allowed one run and three hits in six innings, and relief pitcher Mick Mattaliano (0-2) gave up four runs (three earned) and four hits in one inning.
Shorebirds left fielder Brendan Monaghan was 1-for-3 with a double, and center fielder Ronnie Welty added an RBI.
First baseman Mike Flacco was 1-for-4 with a run scored for Delmarva.