Baysox bats wake in win

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baysox May 2014After a slow series, the Baysox (33-32) offense came alive with 12 hits in an 8-3 win over New Hampshire (27-38) to avoid the three-game sweep Thursday evening. The game was back-and-forth early but the Baysox broke the game open with a four-run fifth inning.

Baysox starter Tyler Wilson surrendered three solo home runs, but otherwise shut down the Fisher Cats. He threw seven innings and allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out four in his team-leading seventh win of the season.

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold played left field for the Baysox Thursday, making a Major League rehab assignment. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in six innings.

Ryan Schimpf gave the Fisher Cats the early lead with a solo home run to right field with two outs in the top of the first inning against Wilson.

Niuman Romero tied the game for the Baysox in the bottom of the first inning with his own solo home run against Toronto Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos, who is with New Hampshire on a Major League rehab assignment.

The Baysox jumped into the lead in the bottom of the second inning against New Hampshire reliever Richard Bleier. Dariel Alvarez hit a lead off single to center field and moved to third base after Michael Ohlman reached on a throwing error the Fisher Cats third baseman Andy Burns. Alvarez scored on a David Adams single to center field to give Bowie a 2-1 lead.

Schimpf hit his second home run of the game in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game 2-2.

Bowie retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ohlman hit a one out single to shortstop and moved to second base after a throwing error by Kevin Nolan. Ohlman scored with two outs after a single to left field by Sharlon Schoop to make the score 3-2.

Jack Murphy tied the game 3-3 for New Hampshire in the top of the fifth with the Fisher Cats’ third solo homer of the game.

The Baysox built a big lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Ronald Bermudez, Romero and Reimold all singled to load the bases with no outs and Christian Walker followed with an RBI single to shallow right field. Ohlman hit a one-out sacrifice fly to bring home the second run and David Adams followed with a two-out, two-RBI single to center field to give Bowie a 7-3 lead.

Bowie added another run in the bottom of the sixth inning against New Hampshire reliever Blake McFarland. David Freitas drew a lead off walk and moved to third base on a Bermudez double to left field. Reimold brought Freitas home with a sacrifice fly to right field to make the score 8-3.

Baysox reliever Jason Gurka threw a scoreless eighth inning for the Baysox. Closer Oliver Drake pitched the ninth inning and allowed one hit while striking out two batters.

Bleier took the loss for New Hampshire, throwing three and two-thirds innings behind Santos and allowing six runs (four earned) on 10 hits.

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-3, 5.50) takes the mound for the Baysox Friday as the team opens a three game home series against the Harrisburg Senators.

The Baysox are home through Sunday, June 15 for a six-game homestand against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Harrisburg Senators. Promotional Highlights include the Mother/Son Night Out Friday, June 13 beginning at 6:35 p.m. and Star Wars Night Saturday, June 14 beginning at 6:35 p.m.

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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