Avery hit streak reaches 11 games in Baysox loss tonight

Xavier Avery, the center fielder for Double-A Bowie, needed all nine innings, but extended his hitting streak to 11 games tonight as the Baysox lost 8-3 at Harrisburg.

After going hitless heading until the last inning, Avery singled in the ninth to extend his streak, which began on May 18 against Richmond.

Avery is batting .425 (17-for-40) with six multi-hit games during the streak. His average for the season is now up to .262 in 48 games. Avery has six doubles and has scored nine runs during the hit streak.

The 21-year-old Avery was hitting just .222 a month ago. He hit .234 in 27 games with Bowie last year after batting .280 in 109 games with Single-A Frederick.

Ronnie Welty was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for Bowie. It's his eighth homer of the year and fifth in 25 games this month.

Kipp Schutz had two hits and two RBIs in Frederick's 6-3 win tonight at Salem. Sean Gleason picked up his 11th save, which leads the Carolina League. The Keys are now 27-21 and can complete a four-game sweep at Salem on Sunday.

After winning in 19 innings last night, the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds lost in a regulation nine innings tonight 5-3 to West Virginia when the Shorebirds gave up three runs in the top of the ninth.

Mike Flacco hit a two-run homer for Delmarva and Jonathan Schoop added a solo shot, his seventh of the year.

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