Baby Birdland Round Up 7/18: Norfolk Bats Explode, Keegan Akin Solid On The Mound

Each day, I like to provide you a quick, game summary for each of the Baltimore Orioles' Minor League Affiliates in action the previous day. Here's how the Baby Birds did yesterday.



AAA Norfolk Tides (36-60)

Tides win 11-8, belt four homers
  • Christian Walker went 3-5 with a home run, double, three RBI and a run scored
  • Dariel Alvarez went 3-5 with a grand slam, four RBI and three runs scored
  • Ariel Miranda allowed three runs on six hits, three walks and struck out three over 3 2/3 innings
AA Bowie Baysox (40-53)

Baysox lose 5-2
  • Drew Dosch went 3-4 with a triple and a run scored
  • Chance Sisco went 2-4 with a run scored. Hitting .327 this season (My top ranked O's prospect)
  • Matthew Grimes allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits, two walks and struck out one over six innings pitched
High-A Frederick Keys (50-44)


Keys win 10-3
  • Erick Salcedo went 4-6 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored
  • Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-4 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. Hitting .312 this season
  • Lucas Long allowed two runs on seven hits, two walks and struck out four over 5 2/3 innings pitched
Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds (53-41)


Shorebirds lose 6-4
  • Ricardo Andujar went 3-4 with a run scored
  • Natanael Delgado went 2-4 with a run scored
  • Francisco Jimenez allowed six runs on seven hits, four walks and struck out four over three innings pitched
Short-Season A Aberdeen Ironbirds (14-17)

Ironbirds lose 3-0
  • Jason Heinrich went 2-4
  • Cole Billingsley went 1-2 with two walks. Hitting .329 this season
  • Keegan Akin (O's 2nd round pick this year) tossed three shutout innings while allowing two hits, no walks and striking out one
Dominican Summer League Orioles1 (14-22)

DSL Orioles1 win 5-3
  • Rauel Acosta went 2-3 with a triple, walk, three RBI and two runs scored. Hitting .307 this season
  • Juan Valdez allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits, no walks and struck out seven over six innings pitched. Has a 3.23 ERA this season
Dominican Summer League Orioles2 (14-22)

DSL Orioles2 lose 4-3 in ten innings
  • Marcos Estevez went 1-3 with a triple, two walks and two RBI
  • Edwin Rojas tossed three shutout innings while allowing two hits, three walks and striking out one
Gulf Coast League Orioles (12-9)

GCL Orioles win 3-2
  • Jake Ring went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Hitting .328 this season
  • Yeizer Marrugo allowed one run on four hits, four walks and struck out two over five innings pitched. Is 2-0 with a 3.20 ERA this season
I hope you enjoyed this Baby Birdland round up as I try to keep you informed on the BabyBirds!

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