Minor league game recaps -- July 2

The IronBirds placed utility player Tyler Kolodny on the disabled list, retroactive to July 1. No corresponding move was immediately announced.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Charlotte Knights 2, Norfolk Tides 1 (Box score)


Recap: Second baseman Paco Figueroa hit two doubles in the Tides' 2-1 loss to Charlotte at Harbor Park.

Norfolk starting pitcher Zach Clark (0-3) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out four batters and issued three walks, throwing 54 of his 89 pitches for strikes.


Right fielder Rhyne Hughes contributed a double and a run scored for the Tides, while third baseman Blake Davis was 1-for-4 with an RBI.Bowie Baysox (AA)


Score: Akron Aeros 9, Bowie Baysox 4 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Greg Miclat hit his second professional home run, a line drive down the left-field line that just disappeared over the wall in the second inning as the Baysox were beaten, 9-4, by Akron at Prince George's Stadium.

"It was a fastball middle-in, and I was just trying to score the run," Miclat said. "I got the bat head out, and -- it didn't go over by much -- but it went over."

As I mentioned earlier, it wasn't a great night for the two Orioles players on injury rehabilitation assignments -- Felix Pie and Michael Gonzalez -- with the Baysox.

Bowie first baseman Brandon Waring was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while center fielder Danny Figueroa and right fielder Tyler Henson each added a triple and a run scored.

Baysox starting pitcher Nathan Nery (0-3) was roughed up for seven runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three batters and surrendered two home runs.

Nery threw 50 of his 79 pitches for strikes. He allowed five consecutive hits before being chased from the game in the fifth inning.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 5, Salem Red Sox 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Ronnie Welty was 3-for-5 with two runs scored as the Keys rallied late for a 5-2 victory on the road over Salem.

Frederick third baseman Billy Rowell contributed a double and two RBIs, and catcher Phillip Britton was 2-for-4 with a double.

Keys relief pitcher Jose Duran (4-1) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the victory, and closer Jose Diaz recorded the final three outs for his 12th save of the season.

Starting pitcher Ryan O'Shea gave up two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Keys. He walked four batters and collected three strikeouts.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: West Virginia Power 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 1 (Box score)

Recap: Designated hitter Kieron Pope was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, but the Shorebirds were beaten, 5-1, by West Virginia.

Delmarva first baseman Tyler Townsend was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and right fielder Brian Conley contributed a single and a stolen base.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Jesse Beal (5-5) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out four batters, issued two walks and allowed two home runs.

Shortstop Garabez Rosa committed his 27th error of the season for Delmarva.

Aberdeen IronBirds (A)

Score: Aberdeen IronBirds 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 0 (Box score)

Recap: One hit cost the IronBirds from giving the Orioles' minor league system the second no-hitter of the week in the team's 5-0 win over Hudson Valley.

Renegades third baseman Elias Otero hit a double to lead off the eighth inning to break up the no-hit bid. He was stranded at second base.

Aberdeen starting pitcher Justin Moore (2-0) recorded six innings without allowing a hit before he was removed from the game. He issued three walks and collected two strikeouts.

IronBirds third baseman Adam Gaylord hit a three-run home run, while designated hitter Zach Moore added a two-run shot.

Second baseman Omar Casamayor was 3-for-4 for the IronBirds.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Burlington Royals 7, Bluefield Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: Center fielder Brenden Webb collected a double and an RBI in the Orioles' 7-2 defeat on the road against Burlington.

Bluefield right fielder Jeremy Shelby was 2-for-4 with a double, while catcher Michael Ohlman also contributed a double in the loss.

Orioles starting pitcher Cameron Roth two runs and two hits in three innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. He struck out five batters and issued three walks.

Despite striking out eight hitters in four innings, Bluefield relief pitcher Billy Gross (0-1) suffered the loss after giving up two runs and two hits.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Score: GCL Rays 3, GCL Orioles 2 (Box score)

Recap: Shortstop Jonathan Schoop was 2-for-4 with a run scored as the GCL Orioles were edged, 3-2, by the GCL Rays.

Orioles catcher Xavier Lopez contributed a double and two RBIs, and first baseman Preston Hale was 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Starting pitcher Luiyi Batista didn't factor in the decision for the Orioles after giving up one unearned run and one hit in five innings, while relief pitcher David Richardson (0-2) walked three batters and allowed an unearned run in one-third of an inning.