Minor league game recaps -- June 28

Tonight's series finale between the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Lakewood BlueClaws was postponed due to severe weather. A makeup date will be announced later.

Relief pitcher Pat Egan was promoted from Bowie to Norfolk today.


Baysox starting pitcher Zach Britton was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for June 21-27, while Keys first baseman Joe Mahoney was selected as Carolina League Player of the Week for the same span.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Louisville Bats 7, Norfolk Tides 2 (Box score)


Recap: First baseman Nolan Reimold hit a solo home run in the second inning, but the Tides suffered a 7-2 loss to Louisville at Harbor Park.

Norfolk designated hitter Michael Aubrey was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and second baseman Paco Figueroa added a single and a stolen base.

Starting pitcher Chris George (3-3) struck out nine batters in 6 1/3 innings. However, he allowed five runs and eight hits, including four home runs in the outing.

Egan gave up two runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings during his Triple-A debut.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Game 1 score: Bowie Baysox 10, Erie SeaWolves 9 (Box score)

Game 1 recap: The Baysox scored nine runs in the bottom of the third inning and survived an eight-run fifth by Erie for a 10-9 victory at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie second baseman Ryan Adams hit a three-run home run, and designated hitter Robbie Widlansky was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Baysox left fielder Jonathan Tucker was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored, while center fielder Danny Figueroa added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.

Starting pitcher Steve Johnson was roughed up for eight runs, four hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings for the Baysox. He didn't factor in the decision.


Relief pitcher Brandon Cooney (1-0) tossed 2 1/3 perfect innings to pick up the win for Bowie, and reliever Bob McCrory gave up one run and two hits in two innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Game 2 score: Bowie Baysox 3, Erie SeaWolves 2 (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Adams hit a solo shot as the Baysox swept the doubleheader with a 3-2 win over Erie in the nightcap at Prince George's Stadium.

Bowie third baseman Brandon Waring contributed a double, while left fielder Tyler Henson and center fielder Danny Figueroa each scored a run.

In a spot start, Baysox right-hander Eddie Gamboa held the SeaWolves to two hits in three scoreless innings. Gamboa struck out four batters and didn't walk anyone.

Relief pitcher Jim Hoey (1-0) struck out the side in the top of the ninth to pick up his first victory of the season for the Baysox.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 4, Frederick Keys 3, 11 innings (Box score)

Recap: Pinch hitter Jacob Julius hit a game-tying solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning, but the Keys eventually lost, 4-3, to Wilmington in 11 innings at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick center fielder Kyle Hudson was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, and right fielder Ronnie Welty added two hits in the defeat.

Keys starting pitcher Ryan Berry gave up two runs and three hits in five innings. He struck out three batters and issued two walks, but didn't factor in the decision.

Relief pitcher Sean Gleason (1-4) only allowed one run and two hits while striking out five batters in 3 2/3 innings for the Keys, but it was the game-winning run in the 11th.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 4, Staten Island Yankees 2 (Box score)


Recap: Left fielder Kipp Schutz hit a two-run home run to lead the IronBirds to a 4-2 victory over Staten Island at Ripken Stadium.

Aberdeen first baseman Mike Flacco and second baseman Omar Casamayor each contributed an RBI double, and center fielder Trent Mummey had a stolen base and a run scored.

IronBirds relief pitcher Brandon Holloway (1-1) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win, and closer David Walters recorded the final three outs for his second save of the season.

Starting pitcher Tim Adleman gave up two runs, five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings for the IronBirds. Adleman collected five strikeouts in the game.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Burlington Royals 9, Bluefield Orioles 1 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Jarret Martin (0-2) gave up seven runs (four earned) and six hits in 4 2/3 innings as the Orioles were routed, 9-1, by Burlington.


Martin collected six strikeouts and issued three walks.

Bluefield second baseman Anderson Childers knocked in the team's only run with a sacrifice fly, while catcher Michael Ohlman and outfielder Kyle Hoppy added one hit each.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Twins 4, GCL Orioles 3 (Box score)

Recap: Starting pitcher Aaron Swenson (1-1) gave up two runs (one earned) and five hits in four innings in the GCL Orioles' 4-3 loss to the GCL Twins.

Orioles right fielder Jaynnertt Melenciano hit an RBI double in the ninth inning, while second baseman Pedro Rodriguez and first baseman Gino Moranci each added an RBI.

Designated hitter Marcus Jones hit a double and scored a run for the Orioles.