Minor league game recaps -- July 14
Tonight's matchup between Single-A Frederick and Wilmington was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m. Thursday night.
Earlier today, relief pitcher David Walters was promoted from short-season Single-A Aberdeen to Single-A Delmarva. Walters was 2-0 with three saves in nine appearances. He didn't allow any earned runs in 10 innings for the IronBirds.
Triple-A Norfolk left fielder Jeff Salazar was 0-for-1 with a groundout after entering as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning for the International League All-Stars during their 2-1 victory over the Pacific Coast League All-Stars in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
In the Eastern League All-Star Game, Double-A Bowie right fielder Tyler Henson was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored as the West All-Stars cruised to a 10-3 win over the East All-Stars. Baysox relief pitcher Pedro Beato recorded the final out to preserve the victory.
Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
Score: Delmarva Shorebirds 8, West Virginia Power 1 (Box score)
Recap: Three different Shorebirds players hit their third home run of the season in Delmarva's 8-1 victory over West Virginia at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Shorebirds right fielder Brian Conley, center fielder Steve Bumbry and designated hitter Levi Carolus each hit a solo home run. Bumbry and Carolus each collected two RBIs in the win.
Delmarva first baseman Tyler Townsend was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored, while third baseman Tyler Kelly and catcher Luis Bernardo each added two hits.
Starting pitcher Kenny Moreland (5-3) gave up one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Shorebirds. He struck out eight batters and didn't walk anyone.
Walters tossed a scoreless inning in his debut for Delmarva.
Aberdeen IronBirds (A)
Score: Vermont Lake Monsters 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 1 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher Scott Copeland (0-3) struggled with his command for the IronBirds in a 6-1 loss on the road against Vermont.
Copeland collected seven strikeouts, but he issued five walks, hit one batter and threw three wild pitches. He allowed two runs and two hits in five innings.
Aberdeen center fielder Trent Mummey was 2-for-4 with a double, while left fielder Kipp Schutz added a sacrifice fly in the defeat.
Bluefield Orioles (Rookie)
Score: Kingsport Mets 8, Bluefield Orioles 3 (Box score)
Recap: Starting pitcher David Baker (0-2) was charged with four runs (three earned), three hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings as the Orioles lost, 8-3, to the Mets at Bowen Field.
Bluefield catcher Riley Hornback was 2-for-3 with a double, while shortstop Javier Santana added two singles and a run scored.
Orioles left fielder Jeremy Shelby contributed a single, two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base, and center fielder Brenden Webb was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
GCL Orioles (Rookie)
Score: GCL Orioles 9, GCL Twins 4 (Box score)
Recap: Right fielder Jose Nivar was 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored in the GCL Orioles' 9-4 win over the GCL Twins.
Orioles second baseman Xavier Lopez contributed a single and two RBIs, while catcher Janensis Guerrero and center fielder Martin Serrata each added two singles.
Starting pitcher Luiyi Batista (1-1) gave up four runs (two earned) and six hits in six innings for the Orioles, while relief pitcher Chris Petrini tossed three scoreless frames for his second save of the season.