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Nolan Reimold was 3 for 3 and Henry Urrutia 2 for 4 with a home run. They are the Orioles Hangout MiLB Co-Players of the day.

Tides [AAA] Won 6 to 1

Henry Urrutia showed the Power again.

Nolan Reimold continues to impress with the bat.

Baysox [AA] Won 3 to 2

Parker Bridwell pitched six innings and allowed two runs.

Glynn Davis collected two hits.

Keys [A+] Lost 12 to 8

Tucker Nathans went two for four with a walk

Anthony Caronia went three for six.

Shorebirds [A] Lost 9 to 4

Connor Bierfeldt and Logan Uxa each had three hits.

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Steve Uhlmann

Delmarva Can’t Cash Opportunities In 9-4 Loss

Shorebirds Strand 11 Runners After Falling Behind Early

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds could not overcome three errors and numerous missed offensive opportunities in a 9-4 loss to the West Virginia Power on Saturday at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in front of 7,745 fans.

The Shorebirds had no problems getting runners on base, as runners reached safely in eight of nine innings but failed to bring them around to score. Delmarva tied a season high by stranding 11 runners on base and hit just 4-of-16 with runners in scoring position.

For the third time this series, the Power struck first when Tito Polo singled home Michael Suchy, who reached via a one-out double. The Power then added on a pair of runs in both the third and fifth inning against Shorebirds starter Matthew Grimes to pull ahead 5-0.

Delmarva responded with a two-run rally of their own in the bottom half of the fifth to get back into the game. Guillermo Salas led off the inning with a single, and moved into scoring position when Ronarsy Ledesma reached safely on an error by Power third baseman Jordan Luplow. The first runs of the day for the Shorebirds then came home on a two-run single by Jomar Reyes, but the ‘Birds could not capitalize further and left runners on second and third.

Reyes’s impressive stretch continues after going 1-for-3 on Saturday. He now has 23 hits in his last 20 games. Conor Bierfeldt also had an good night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double. Bierfeldt and Reyes are tied for the team lead in doubles with 11.

West Virginia immediately answered by scoring three runs in the top of the sixth and were aided by a pair of errors by Ledesma.

The Shorebirds’ offense still showed life in the later innings. In the bottom of the eighth, Riley Palmer led off the frame with a triple and scored on a single by Elier Leyva. The ninth inning featured Logan Uxa’s second triple of the series, which scored Bierfeldt and ended Power reliever Junior Lopez’s streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings.

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Geoff Arnold

Frederick Keys News Release

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2015

HILLCATS POWER WAY TO WIN IN SERIES OPENER

GONZALEZ SURRENDERS CAREER-HIGH 10 RUNS

FREDERICK, Md.-Keys pitching allowed a season-high 17 hits, while Luis Gonzalez surrendered a career-high 10 runs as the Lynchburg Hillcats earned a 12-8 victory on Saturday night at Nymeo Field. Despite a strong offensive showing, Lynchburg struggled to put the game away. In the contest, the visitors walked eight batters, committed four errors and utilized five different pitchers, but earned their first win in Frederick this season.

The Hillcats batted around twice, scoring six times in the first and fourth innings. Clint Frazier jump-started the Lynchburg offense, hitting his first of two home runs off Gonzalez (3-4) to deep left-center. After an RBI double by Nellie Rodriguez scored Bradley Zimmer who reached on a single, Paul Hendrix added a longball of his own to make it 4-0. A single by Mike Papi, an RBI two-bagger by Joe Sever and an RBI base knock by Ivan Castillo completed the scoring.

Frederick managed to get two runs back in the home-first off Michael Peoples, after two errors and a walk put the first three Keys hitters aboard. Jeff Kemp brought home Josh Hart via a sacrifice fly and Brenden Webb singled in Tucker Nathans.

Gonzalez would settle down in the second and third, but Lynchburg sent 10 more to bat in the fourth. Frazier added his second home run of the game to left, a three-run shot to make it 9-2, while Gonzalez would exit one batter later, after throwing a 2-0 pitch behind Zimmer. Forced to come in mid-batter, Dariel Delgado surrendered run scoring hits to Eric Haase (single) and Mike Papi (double) to make it a 10-run deficit.

Over three-plus innings, Gonzalez allowed 10 runs (all earned) on 12 hits to go along with three home runs. The 12 hits and 10 runs were both career-highs. He struck out five and walked one.

Frederick’s most productive inning came in the fifth, when the Keys scored five times thanks to four Lynchburg walks. Nathans started the scoring with a solo homer off Peoples. From there, a double by Trey Mancini a walk to Webb and a single by Adrian Marin loaded the bases, before Peoples was removed for Clayton Cook. The Hillcats righty would allow all three runners to score as Anthony Caronia singled in Mancini, Johnny Ruettiger brought in Webb on a sac-fly and walks to Josh Hart and Nathans forced in runs. However, Robbie Aviles would retire Mancini on a groundout to third to keep the bases loaded.

In the eighth, the Keys managed one more unearned run off Delvy Francisco after an error by Nellie Rodriguez, a double by Nathans and an RBI bounce out by Kemp, but the orange and black would get no closer than four down.

Aviles (3-1) earned the win for Lynchburg tossing 2.1 scoreless innings of one-hit baseball. At the plate, Frazier became the third opposing player to hit two home runs off Frederick pitching in 2015. He finished 2-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored, while five Hillcats players finished with multi-hit games and seven added an RBI.

On the Keys side, Caronia went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored and Nathans went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

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Matt Wilson

Yastrzemski Sparks Baysox Comeback Win

Bowie, Md. - Mike Yastrzemski's 2-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be key as the Baysox rallied from a two-run deficit for a 3-2 win Saturday evening in Bowie. It was the opposite of Friday night's game where Harrisburg also rallied from two runs down for a 3-2 win.

There were a pair of Big Leaguers playing in the game on MLB Rehab Assignments with Orioles catcher Matt Wieters and Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon squaring off. Wieters finished the game 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI on a sac fly. Rendon went 0-for-3 with a walk.

The Senators struck first in the top of the third inning against Baysox starter Parker Bridwell. Kevin Keyes hit a lead-off single to right field and moved to second base on a Pedro Severino fly out before scoring on a Shawn Pleffner single to center field. With two outs and runners on first and second base, Tony Renda singled to center field to bring home the second run of the inning and give Harrisburg a 2-0 lead.

Bowie came back to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning against Harrisburg starter Austin Voth. Ozzie Martinez hit a lead-off single to center field and Glynn Davis followed with a single to right field. Yastrzemski brought both runners home with a double down the left field line and he went to third base during the play on the throw home. Wieters gave the Baysox the lead with a sacrifice fly to right field that made the score 3-2.

Bridwell threw six innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out two and walking three in the win. Reliever Marcel Prado pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and walking one. Mychal Givens recorded the final four outs of the game for his team-leading 10th save of the season.

Voth took the loss for Harrisburg, throwing seven innings and allowing three runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking one batter.

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Ian Locke

Moosic, PA - A four-game winning streak for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) was washed away by the Norfolk Tides and Mother Nature in a 6-1 loss on Saturday night at PNC Field. Heavy, frequent showers forced the game to end with no outs in the top of the seventh. The RailRiders (26-24) finish the season series with the Tides (28-22) on Sunday.

Jaron Long (3-4) shouldered the defeat after surrendering a career-worst 11 hits and five runs. T.J. McFarland (2-2) hurled five innings in the win for Norfolk. He limited SWB to a run on five hits.

The Tides took advantage of an error to plate their first run of the series in the opening frame. With two out, Ben Gamel dropped a routine fly to left that allowed Chris Parmelee to reach. Nolan Reimold and Dariel Alvarez connected on consecutive singles to score Parmelee.

Norfolk strung together three straight two-out hits in the third inning to bring in Henry Urrutia. The designated hitter reached on a single to open the frame. Urrutia pushed the advantage to 5-0 Tides on a three-run homer to left-center, just over the 371 marker.

Rob Refsnyder set the table for the RailRiders' only tally by drawing a leadoff walk in the last of the fourth. Kyle Roller chopped an infield single up the middle. Second baseman Rey Navarro gloved the slow hop, but his throw to first was wild. Refsnyder moved to third on the play and scored on Austin Romine's single to left.

Parmelee launched a towering homer to right off reliever Diego Moreno just as the skies opened up in the top of the seventh.

Refsnyder reached three times with a single and two walks. Romine notched two hits and an RBI. Chris Martin hurled a scoreless inning in his Major League rehab appearance with SWB.

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