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| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baysox 2013IMG_0121The Baysox (5-1) lost their first game of the season 5-3 to start off a Doubleheader Tuesday evening against the Richmond Flying Squirrels (3-3) but came back with a walk-off 2-1 win in Game two to secure the split.

Double plays hurt the Baysox in a 5-3 Game one loss as the team grounded into four in a seven-inning game to kill several late rallies. The Baysox recorded eight hits and four walks, but after averaging more than eight runs through the first four games of the season, the team could manage only five over 15 innings Tuesday.

“We are not always going to throw out 16 hits, but we are coming up with big hits,” said Manager Gary Kendall. “Unlike the first game where we stranded some guys, I thought we swung the bats a little better even though it didn’t produce a lot of runs.”

In Game one, the Baysox fell into an early hole in the top of the first inning. With Baysox starter Jake Pettit on the mound, the first five Richmond batters singled to score three runs. The final run of the inning came home on a wild pitch to give the Flying Squirrels a quick 4-0 lead.

Sharlon Schoop got the Baysox on the board in the bottom of the second inning with a solo home run to right field against Richmond starter Kelvin Marte to make the score 4-1.

Bowie added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Schoop drew a lead off walk before Garabez Rosa and Ronald Bermudez both singled to load the bases. Buck Britton then brought two runs home with a single to center field to make the score 4-3.

Richmond got one run back in the top of the sixth inning against Baysox reliever Chris Petrini. Myles Schroder hit a lead off single to right field, stole second base and moved to third on a groundout. Ryan Lollis hit a sacrifice fly to bring him home and give Richmond a 5-3 lead.

Pettit pitched four innings and allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking two in the loss. Petrini pitched the final three innings for the Baysox, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one batter.

Richmond reliever Edwin Quirarte earned the win, pitching one and two-thirds scoreless innings while allowing one hit.

Angel Villalona gave Richmond the early lead in Game 2 with a solo home run in the top of the second inning against Baysox starter Matt Bischoff.

The Baysox tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning against Richmond reliever Bryce Bandilla. Schoop hit a lead off single up the middle and David Freitas brought him home with a double to center field.

Bowie was able to walk-off with the extra innings win in the bottom of the eighth inning against Richmond reliever Phil McCormick. Buck Britton hit a lead off single to left field and scored on a Chih-Hsien Chiang double to left field to secure the 2-1 win.

Bischoff pitched four innings and allowed one run on two hits while striking out six batters. Half the outs recorded by Bischoff in his four innings of work were strikeouts. Left-handed reliever Jason Gurka pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out three. Reliever Oliver Drake picked up the win, pitching the final two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two.

McCormick took the loss for Richmond, pitching the final one and one-third innings and allowing one run on three hit while striking out three batters.

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0, 7.20) takes the mound for the Baysox Wednesday as the team plays the final game in a three game series with the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He will be opposed by LHP Ty Blach (0-1, 5.40).

The Baysox are home through Wednesday, April 9 for a seven game homestand that concludes with an 11:05 a.m. day game. The Baysox depart for a seven game road trip to Akron and Erie Thursday, April 10 and return Thursday, April 17.

Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off. The Baysox 2014 season, their 22nd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, is underway at Prince George’s Stadium. Come see some of the top Orioles prospects play here first. To keep up with Baysox news during the season, visit baysox.com.

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