Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 16

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Gwinnett Braves 11, Norfolk Tides 9 (Box score)

Recap: First baseman Michael Aubrey hit his 18th home run in 86 games this season, but the Tides were outslugged in an 11-9 loss to Gwinnett.


Aubrey is batting .235 this year, and 42 of his 74 hits are extra-base hits.

Norfolk starting pitcher Tim Bascom was roughed up for seven runs and seven hits in four innings, but he didn't factor in the decision. He allowed two home runs.


Relief pitcher Pat Egan (1-1) suffered the loss for the Tides after being charged with two runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings. He also walked one batter.

Tides third baseman Scott Moore added a two-run shot, while right fielder Lou Montanez and second baseman Paco Figueroa each contributed three hits.Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 8, Frederick Keys 4, 11 innings (Box score)

Recap: Relief pitcher Brett Jacobson (8-1) lost for the first time this season after giving up a three-run home run in the 11th as the Keys fell, 8-4, to Wilmington at Harry Grove Stadium.

Jacobson was charged with four runs (three earned) and three hits in two innings.

Frederick second baseman L.J. Hoes was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base, while center fielder Kyle Hudson picked up his Carolina League-leading 36th stolen base of the year.

Keys starting pitcher Luis Noel gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. He collected three strikeouts, issued one walk and hit one batter.

Catcher Luis Bernardo added two hits and a run scored for Frederick.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Lakewood BlueClaws 2 (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder T.J. Baxter was 4-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run scored in the Shorebirds' 4-2 victory over Lakewood.

Delmarva starting pitcher Bobby Bundy (3-5) tossed a complete game, striking out five batters and issuing no walks. He allowed two runs and five hits.

Shorebirds center fielder Michael Planeta was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, while left fielder Kieron Pope added a single, double, an RBI and a run scored.

Second baseman Gary Helmick contributed two hits for Delmarva.

Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)

Score: Princeton Rays 6, Bluefield Orioles 5 (Box score)

Recap: Pinch hitter Brenden Webb and left fielder Chris Clinton each hit a two-run home run as the Orioles rallied to tie the game in the top of the ninth.

However, relief pitcher Sam Taveras (2-1) was charged with one run and two hits in the bottom of the inning as Bluefield dropped a 6-5 decision to Princeton.

Orioles infielder Dudley Leonora was 3-for-4 in the defeat.

Starting pitcher Cameron Roth gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings for Bluefield. He allowed two home runs and struck out five batters.

GCL Orioles (Rookie)

Game 1 score: GCL Twins 3, GCL Orioles 1, 8 innings (Box score)

Game 1 recap: Center fielder Martin Serrata was 3-for-4 as the GCL Orioles blew a late lead in a 3-1 loss to the GCL Twins in the first game of the doubleheader.

In his third game, Orioles shortstop Connor Narron was 1-for-3 with his first professional RBI. Narron was the Orioles' fifth-round selection in this year's MLB draft.

Starting pitcher Douglas Ferguson tossed six scoreless innings, striking out seven batters for the Orioles. However, he didn't factor in the decision.

Orioles relief pitcher Jose Mota (1-1) gave up three runs and four hits in two innings. He walked two batters in his third blown save of the season.

Game 2 score: GCL Orioles 1, GCL Twins 0, 9 innings (Box score)

Game 2 recap: Left fielder Rojean Cleofa hit a bases-loaded single to lead the GCL Orioles to a walkoff victory, 1-0, over the GCL Twins in the second game of the doubleheader.

Orioles catcher Wynston Sawyer contributed two hits in the win.

Starting pitcher Yancorix Adrian tossed six scoreless innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher Sebastian Vader (1-0) earned his first professional victory with two scoreless frames.

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