It was a long night in Bowie as both teams sat through a 2:11 rain delay in the sixth inning on the way to a 5-1 Erie SeaWolves win Monday. With the game tied 1-1 entering the ninth inning, Erie rallied for four runs to take the game and the series.
Erie got on the board first in the top of the second inning against Baysox starter Parker Bridwell. James Robbins hit a lead-off double and scored on a Connor Harrell double to left field to give the SeaWolves a 1-0 lead.
David Freitas tied the game 1-1 in the bottom half of the inning with a solo home run to left field against Erie starter Tommy Collier.
The rains came in the middle of the sixth inning with the game tied 1-1. The rain delay concluded at 10:30 p.m. and the game stayed tied until Erie struck in the top of the ninth inning against Baysox reliever Mychal Givens. Leadoff batter Harrell reached on a throwing error by third baseman Drew Dosch and moved to third base on a Tony Thomas double to center field. Harrell scored on a wild pitch by Givens that moved Thomas to third base where he scored on a one out Harold Castro single. Wynton Bernard was then hit-by-a-pitch before a double steal put runners on second and third with one out. The final two runs of the inning scored when Alberto Gonzalez reached on a fielder’s choice and ensuing throwing error by shortstop Garabez Rosa who was trying to make a play at the plate the give Erie a 5-1 lead.
Bridwell threw five innings and allowed one runs on four hits while striking out two and walking two in the no decision. Orioles rehabbing reliever Jason Garcia threw a scoreless sixth inning for the Baysox. Following the rain delay, reliever Ashur Tolliver pitched a scoreless inning. Givens pitched 1.1 innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits while striking out three and walking one in the loss. Reliever Gene Escat recorded the final two outs for the Baysox, allowing one hit.
Erie reliever Warwick Saupold picked up the win, throwing two scoreless innings after the rain delay and allowing one hit while striking out two batters.
The Baysox open a three-game home series against the Akron RubberDucks Tuesday with Dollar Dog Night and Tailgate Tuesday beginning at 7:05 p.m. Bowie is home through Thursday, July 9 with games against the Erie SeaWolves and Akron RubberDucks. RHP Joe Gunkel (4-1, 2.41) takes the mound for the Baysox tomorrow against Akron’s RHP Adam Plutko (3-2, 2.61).
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