After two consecutive rainouts, the Baysox went to work, sweeping a doubleheader in Erie on Monday evening at Jerry Uht Park. Bowie grabbed the opener after trailing early 6-3 before hanging onto a 2-1 win in the night cap.
In game one, Erie scored three runs on four hits in the first inning. Bowie then went to work. In the third inning with two on and two down, SS Ozzie Martinez grounded a double inside the first base bag down the line to score two runs. Then in the fourth inning it was LF Quincy Latimore. He lined a 1-0 fastball for a two-run double with two down to give Bowie the lead. The Baysox added two unearned runs in the seventh to lead 6-3.
Starter Elih Villanueva did not allow a hit after the rocky first inning. His complete game win was his third complete game in his last four starts.
In Game Two, the Baysox grabbed the lead early and hung on. In the second inning, 1B Brandon Snyder homered over the yellow line off of the hockey arena in left field. It was for Snyder his third home run in six games and his seventh of the year.
Bowie added a big insurance run in the third inning when 2B Corban Joseph doubled home LF Tucker Nathans. The Baysox would have a runner in scoring position in each of the last four innings but failed to score.
Starter Ashur Tolliver worked two scoreless innings before giving way to Richard Rodriguez who made his Orioles organizational debut. He allowed a run in two innings but left with the lead intact. Mychal Givens (4-1) gave Bowie two shutout frames before closer Andrew Triggs worked through a leadoff walk to put a close on a 2-1 win.
Bowie now heads to Akron with a 2.5 game lead in the division Tuesday, June 30th at 7:05 p.m. Coverage will begin 20-minutes prior on 1430wnav.com and the Tune-In Radio App by searching Bowie Baysox. LHP Tim Berry gets the series opening start.
The Baysox return home for a Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday, July 4th as the Erie SeaWolves come to Prince George’s Stadium. Be a part of the best Fireworks Show of the Season! Get tickets via phone at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.