Outfielder Quincy Latimore provided the offense for the Baysox Saturday as the team earned a 2-1 Independence Day win over the Erie SeaWolves. With the win, the Baysox are a new season-high 14 games over .500 (47-33) and hold the best record in the Eastern League.
The Baysox started the fireworks early with two runs in the bottom of the third inning against Erie starter Chad Green. Drew Dosch hit a lead-off single but was forced out when Ozzie Martinez reached on a ground ball to second base. With two outs, Latimore launched a home run into the woods beyond the left field fence to give the Baysox a 2-0 lead.
Alberto Gonzalez put the SeaWolves on the board with a two-out solo home run against Baysox starter Elih Villanueva in the top of the sixth inning to make the score 2-1.
Villanueva threw 6.2 innings and allowed one run on six hits while striking out four in the win. Reliever Mychal Givens pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief, striking out two. Closer Andrew Triggs recorded three quick outs in the ninth inning for his seventh save of the season.
Green took the loss for Erie, throwing seven innings and allowing two runs on three hits while striking out seven and walking three.
The Baysox continue a six-game homestand Sunday afternoon with Back to the Future Day at 2:05 p.m. Bowie is home through Thursday, July 9 with games against the Erie SeaWolves and Akron RubberDucks. RHP Mikey O’Brien (1-0, 0.00) is expected to start for the Baysox tomorrow against Erie’s RHP Derek Hankins (2-6, 5.43).
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