Baby Birdland Roundup 7/1: Shane Hoelscher Hits Walk Off Grand Slam, John Means Tosses Gem

Each day, we 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 (35-47)

Tides win 4-2
  • Chance Sisco went 3-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored 
  • Chris Dickerson went 2-3 with a walk, RBI and a run scored 
  • Steve Johnson tossed 2.1 shutout innings while allowing two hits, one walk and striking out three 
AA Bowie Baysox (41-39) 

Baysox win 11-0
  • Cedric Mullins went 3-5 with two doubles and two runs scored 
  • Mike Yastrzemski went 2-4 with two home runs, three RBI, a walk and two runs scored 
  • John Means tossed eight shutout innings while allowing six hits, two walks and striking out four 
High-A Frederick Keys (35-44)

Keys win 9-7, Shane Hoelscher hit walk off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th
  • Yermin Mercedes went 2-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored 
  • Shane Hoelscher went 3-5 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored 
  • Reid Love allowed three runs  (two earned) on five hits, one walk and struck out five over five innings pitched 
Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds (35-43)

Shorebirds win 4-2 in 12 innings
  • Chris Clare went 2-6 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored 
  • Preston Palmeiro went 1-3 with three walks and a run scored 
  • Lucas Humpal allowed one run on three hits, three walks and struck out two over five innings pitched 
Short-Season A Aberdeen Ironbirds (5-5)

Ironbirds win 9-4

  • Zach Jarrett went 3-4 with a double and three runs scored 
  • T.J. Nichting went 2-4 with a RBI and two runs scored 
  • Nick Gruener allowed four runs  (three earned) on eight hits,  four walks and struck out six over 5.2 innings pitched 
Dominican Summer League Orioles (9-15)

DSL Orioles losing 3-0, game suspended in 2nd inning due to rain
  • Hansel Jimenez drew a walk
  • Miguel Polanco allowed three runs on three hits, three walks and struck out one over two innings pitched 
    Gulf Coast League Orioles (2-4)

    GCL Orioles win 3-2
    • Will Robertson went 2-4 with a double and a RBI 
    • Carlos Baez went 2-4 
    • Luis Perez allowed one run on five hits, no walks and struck out five over five innings pitched 

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