Minor league game recaps -- Sept. 6

Monday was the end of the regular season in the minor leagues.

Single-A Frederick will play in the Carolina League playoffs, while the rest of the teams in the Orioles' minor league system failed to make the postseason. The Keys added infielder Mychal Givens to their roster from short-season Single-A Aberdeen.

Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Score: Durham Bulls 6, Norfolk Tides 5, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: Right fielder Rhyne Hughes was 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Tides' 6-5 loss in 12 innings against Durham.


Norfolk second baseman Miguel Abreu contributed three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI, while center fielder Matt Angle was 2-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Tides starting pitcher Tim Bascom gave up five runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and relief pitcher Mike Hinckley (1-4) allowed one run and five hits in three-plus innings.

Third baseman Scott Moore added two hits and an RBI for Norfolk.Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Richmond Flying Squirrels 4, Bowie Baysox 3 (Box score)

Recap: Third baseman Brandon Waring hit his 22nd home run of the season, but the Baysox were edged, 4-3, in the season finale by Richmond.

Bowie designated hitter Joel Guzman was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while catcher Caleb Joseph added a pair of doubles in the defeat.

Baysox starting pitcher Pedro Viola (3-4) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, and relief pitcher David Hernandez tossed a scoreless frame.

Left fielder Danny Figueroa was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Frederick Keys 14, Wilmington Blue Rocks 8 (Box score)

Recap: Every Keys starter reached base at least two times as the team pounded 19 hits in a 14-8 rout over Wilmington in the regular-season finale at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick shortstop Jonathan Schoop was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored, while right fielder Ronnie Welty added a pair of doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Keys center fielder Kyle Hudson contributed three hits, including a double, an RBI and two runs scored, while third baseman Billy Rowell was 2-for-6 with two RBIs.

Rowell batted .275 with 11 home runs and 61 RBIs in 117 games during the regular season for Frederick. He hit .305 in 61 games after the All-Star break and established a career high in RBIs.

Starting pitcher Zach Clark tossed two scoreless frames for the Keys, while relief pitcher Jose Duran (5-3) threw 2 2/3 shutout innings for the win.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Augusta GreenJackets 7, Delmarva Shorebirds 2 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Austin Rauch was 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Shorebirds concluded their season with a 7-2 loss to Augusta at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva second baseman Omar Casamayor contributed two hits and an RBI, while first baseman Tyler Stampone scored a run in the defeat.

Shorebirds starting pitcher Matt Hobgood held the GreenJackets to one hit in five scoreless innings. He was 3-7 with a 4.40 ERA in 21 starts during his first full year as a member of the Orioles' minor league system.

Relief pitcher Aaron Swenson (1-1) was touched up for four runs and four hits in one inning for Delmarva. He collected one strikeout and walked one batter.

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