April 17, 2024

Orioles prospects light up for 26 runs in record-setting show

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Heston Kjerstad went 5-for-7 with two house runs and 10 RBIs to steer the Norfolk Tides to a 26-11 rout of the Charlotte Knights in the Triple-A International League on Wednesday night time.

Kyle Stowers had three homers, 4 hits and 7 RBIs for the Baltimore Orioles‘ Triple-A affiliate, and No. 1 overall prospect Jackson Holliday had 4 hits towards the Chicago White Sox farm workforce. Norfolk set workforce information for runs, hits (29) and residential runs (eight).

Kjerstad is batting .583 (14-for-24) with 4 homers and 18 RBIs in 5 video games, whereas Stowers is hitting .400 (10-for-25) with 5 homers and 14 RBIs. Holliday, a son of seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday, is hitting .400 (10-for-25) with two homers and eight RBIs for the Tides, who’re off to a 4-1 begin. Holliday, a 20-year-old center infielder, was the highest decide in the 2022 newbie draft.

Kjerstad, a 25-year-old outfielder ranked because the No. 48 prospect in the minors, hit a go-ahead RBI double in the primary, a three-run homer in the sixth off Aaron McGarity, a two-run single in the seventh and a grand slam in the eighth towards Danny Mendick, an infielder who appeared in 33 video games with the New York Mets final season. The second total decide in the 2020 newbie draft, Kjerstad set a workforce file for RBIs.

Stowers, a 26-year-old outfielder chosen in the second spherical in 2019, hit two-run homers in the primary off Nick Nastrini and in the sixth towards Bailey Horn, and a solo shot in the seventh towards McGarity.

Connor Norby hit a solo homer in the fourth towards Nicholas Padilla, David Bañuelos hit a two-run drive in the sixth off Horn and Peyton Burdick hit a solo drive in the ninth towards Mendick.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.