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May 5, 2010

Minor league game recaps -- May 5

The Double-A Bowie Baysox pounded the Harrisburg Senators.

The Single-A Frederick Keys and Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds both failed to score in their games against the Winston-Salem Dash and Savannah Sand Gnats, respectively.

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides didn't play tonight.

Also, earlier today, the Baysox switched the format of their website. They'll now use a similar layout to the majority of teams in Minor League Baseball, including the rest of the Orioles' full-season affiliates.

"The Baysox are really excited for the new website. I think our fans will particularly enjoy the expanded [game information] section," Tom Sedlacek, the team's communications manager, said. "It has probable pitchers, in-game scoring and promotion news."

"The new site also gives fans easier access to game stories and updates roster moves more quickly," Sedlacek added. "I think our fans are going to love it."

Bowie Baysox (AA)

Score: Bowie Baysox 7, Harrisburg Senators 1 (Box score)

Recap: Catcher Caleb Joseph was 3-for-5 with his first home run of the season and three RBIs as the Baysox topped Harrisburg, 7-1.

Despite the good game offensively, Joseph committed two throwing errors.

Bowie starting pitcher Steve Johnson (1-2) dominated the Senators to earn his first victory of the season. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out nine batters and scattered one run and four hits in seven innings.

Baysox second baseman Ryan Adams was 4-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and three runs scored, while center fielder Danny Figueroa added two hits and an RBI.

Figueroa left the game after an outfield collision with his brother, Paco, in the bottom of the sixth inning. No injury update at this time, but he was replaced by Miguel Abreu.

Left fielder Tyler Henson also collected two hits and an RBI for Bowie.

Frederick Keys (A)

Score: Winston-Salem Dash 3, Frederick Keys 0 (Box score)

Recap: Frederick starting pitcher Rick Zagone (0-3) held Winston-Salem to three runs and nine hits in seven innings, but he didn't receive any run support in a 3-0 loss at Harry Grove Stadium.

Keys first baseman Joe Mahoney collected a pair of doubles, while center fielder Xavier Avery and second baseman L.J. Hoes each added two hits.

Designated hitter Billy Rowell was 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts for Frederick. In 21 games this season, the 21-year-old infielder is batting .307 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs.

Delmarva Shorebirds (A)

Score: Savannah Sand Gnats 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0, 12 innings (Box score)

Recap: Savannah scored one run in the top of the 12th inning to edge the Shorebirds, 1-0, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Delmarva starting pitcher Ryan Berry tossed seven shutout innings, striking out 10 batters and scattering three hits. He also issued one walk, but didn't factor in the decision.

Relief pitcher Josh Dowdy (0-1) picked up the loss for the Shorebirds after being charged with one run and one hits in two innings.

Shorebirds center fielder Steve Bumbry collected two hits, raising his batting average to .309 in 22 games this season. He has six doubles, two triples and four RBIs.

Sand Gnats first baseman Sam Honeck was taken off the field in an ambulance after what was described as a "violent collision" at home plate, and Delmarva catcher Justin Dalles also left the game after the play.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 11:39 PM | | Comments (2)
        

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Do you think Steve Johnson is ready for Norfolk?

There is one name that is consistently in this blog..Steve Bumbry..It would be great to see him move up the ladder.

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