The Double-A Bowie Baysox beat the Reading Phillies in a sloppy game tonight, while the Single-A Frederick Keys fell to the Winston-Salem Dash. The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds swept the Kannapolis Intimidators, and the Triple-A Norfolk Tides were idle.
Keys relief pitcher Jose Duran was added to the Carolina League All-Star team, joining teammates Greg Miclat and Ronnie Welty on the roster for the matchup with the California League All-Stars.
Also, the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds unveiled their projected rotation for this weekend's opening series against the Hudson Valley Renegades at Ripken Stadium.
IronBirds left-hander Justin Anderson, the Orioles' 24th-round selection in the 2009 MLB draft, will start the opener Friday night. He will be followed by right-handers Scott Copeland (Saturday) and Justin Moore (Sunday). Copeland was selected by the Orioles in the 21st round of this year's draft, while Moore was a 26th-round draft choice by the team in 2007.
Score: Bowie Baysox 11, Reading Phillies 9 (Box score)
Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs as the Baysox outlasted Reading, 11-9, at Prince George's Stadium.
Bowie designated hitter Robbie Widlansky hit a three-run shot as part of a five-run eighth inning, and left fielder Tyler Henson was 4-for-5 with two runs scored.
The Baysox overcame five errors in the victory, including two by catcher Steven Lerud. Waring, Henson and second baseman Ryan Adams each committed one defensive miscue.
Relief pitcher Pedro Viola (1-0) recorded the final two outs of the eighth in order to pick up the win for the Baysox, and closer Pedro Beato tossed a scoreless inning for his fourth save of the season.
Baysox starting pitcher Zach Clark was charged with five runs (two earned) and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings, but he didn't factor in the decision.Frederick Keys (A)
Score: Winston-Salem Dash 13, Frederick Keys 7 (Box score)
Recap: Right fielder Jacob Julius was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a stolen base and a run scored as the Keys collected a season-high 15 hits -- 14 singles -- in a 13-7 loss to Winston-Salem.
Frederick left fielder Kyle Hudson also contributed three hits, and center fielder Xavier Avery was 2-for-6 with his 15th double of the season and an RBI.
Keys starting pitcher Nathan Nery (5-6) allowed five runs, 10 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He also struck out two batters.
Welty and third baseman Buck Britton each added two hits for the Keys.
Fresh off his All-Star nod, Duran was roughed up for seven runs (five earned) and six hits in 2 2/3 innings. He also hit two batters and issued two walks.
Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 8, Kannapolis Intimidators 6 (Box score)
Recap: Right fielder Steve Bumbry contributed a pair of triples and an RBI as the Shorebirds topped Kannapolis, 8-6, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Delmarva designated hitter Kieron Pope remained hot with a double and two RBIs, while left fielder Levi Carolus was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.
Shorebirds starting pitcher Luis Noel (2-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings, but he still picked up the victory. He collected two strikeouts and issued three walks.
Relief pitcher James Brandhorst struck out all three batters he faced to pick up his second save of the season for the Shorebirds.