Back to back homers propel Baysox to sweep

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baysox May 2014Niuman Romero and Nolan Reimold hit back-to-back home runs as part of a four-run fifth inning that helped propel the Baysox from a two-run deficit to a 7-3 win over Trenton Wednesday. With the win, the Baysox swept the three-game home series and have won six-in-a-row against Trenton.

The Baysox struck quickly in the bottom of the first inning against Trenton starter Eric Wooten. Romero hit a one-out double to left field, moved to third base on a passed ball and scored on a Reimold sacrifice fly to right field to give the Baysox a 1-0 lead.

Trenton took the lead right back in the top of the second inning against Baysox starter Anthony Vasquez. Zach Wilson drew a two-out walk and Dan Fiorito followed with a home run to left-center field to give the Thunder a 2-1 lead.

The Thunder added to their lead in the top of the fifth inning. Ben Gamel hit a lead off double to right field , moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt from Carmen Angelini  and scored on a double to left field from Gary Sanchez to make the score 3-1.

Bowie came back to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. David Adams hit a lead off double to right field and moved to third base on a Sharlon Schoop groundout. David Freitas then fought through a 14-pitch at-bat to double to left field and plate Adams. Romero hit a two-out home run to center field and Reimold followed with a home run of his own to left field to give the Baysox a 5-3 lead. Manny Barreda then replaced Wooten on the mound to finish the inning.

The Baysox extended the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Chris Marrero drew a one-out walk and Sharlon Schoop followed with a single to left field that moved Marrero to second base. Freitas then knocked in his second run of the game with a single to center field to give the Baysox a 6-3 lead.

Bowie added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Trenton reliever Nick Goody. Romero drew a one-out walk and Walker hit a two-out triple to right field that plated Romero and gave the Baysox a 7-3 lead.

Vasquez pitched six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out three and walking two in the win. Reliever Steve Hensley pitched two scoreless innings, not allowing a hit and striking out two batters. Baysox reliever Juan Morillo pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit.

Wooten took the loss for Trenton, throwing four and two-thirds innings and allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits while striking out one batter.

LHP Tim Berry (4-3, 4.00) takes the mound for the Baysox Thursday as the team opens a five-game road series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He will be opposed by RHP Austin Fleet (4-1, 3.45).

The Baysox depart for a five game, four day roadtrip to Richmond Thursday and return home Monday, June 31 for four games against Altoona.

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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