The Baysox surrendered three runs in the ninth inning as the Richmond Flying Squirrels secured a 6-4 come-from-behind win Tuesday night. Bowie jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but the bullpen failed to hold the lead as the Baysox were outhit 13-4 in the contest.
Bowie recorded four hits during a four run first inning, but failed to record a single hit during the remainder of the game as the Richmond bullpen shut down the Baysox offense. Richmond starter Adalberto Mejia last just two outs before being removed from the game, but the Flying Squirrels bullpen responded with an impressive 8.1 scoreless innings in the comeback win.
Baltimore Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes appeared with the Baysox on a Major League Rehab Assignment, starting at third base. Paredes went 0-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and a strikeout. He also committed an error at third base that led to an unearned run for Richmond.
The Flying Squirrels jumped on the Baysox and starter Joe Gunkel right out of the gate Tuesday. Rando Moreno hit a lead-off bunt double over the head of Baysox first baseman Joey Terdoslavich. He moved to third base on a single to right field from Ryder Jones and scored on a Christian Arroyo sacrifice fly to give Richmond a 1-0 lead.
The Baysox enjoyed a long two-out rally to take the lead in the bottom half of the inning against Mejia. With two outs, Bowie loaded the bases on two walks and a Joey Terdoslavich single to right field. Chris O’Brien then brought two runs home with a single to left field. Adrian Marin followed with a single to left field that plated another run before a Jeff Kemp walk loaded the bases again. Reliever Jose Casilla then replaced Mejia on the mound after the starter had retired just two batters. Glynn Davis singled to deep shortstop for the final run of the inning to put the Baysox up 4-1.
Richmond got another run back in the top of the fifth inning. Christian Arroyo hit a one-out double to right field and moved to third base on a groundout. With two outs, Arroyo scored on a fielding error by Paredes to but the Baysox lead to 4-2.
The Flying Squirrels threatened again in the top of the eighth inning against Baysox reliever Donnie Hart. Back-to-back doubles from Hunter Cole and Carlos Moncrief plated a run to make the score 4-3. Baysox closer Jason Stoffel came in to record the final two outs of the inning.
The final Richmond rally came in the top of the ninth inning. Tyler Horan singled to right field and Rando Moreno followed with an infield single to shortstop. A sacrifice bunt moved both runners over before an intentional walk loaded the bases. Carlos Moncrief then struck the decisive blow with a three-RBI double down the right field line to win the game for Richmond, 6-4.
Gunkel threw 5.2 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out four and walking one in the no decision. Reliever Ashur Tolliver threw a 1-2-3 seventh inning for the Baysox. Hart recorded just one out in the eighth inning, allowing one run on two hits with a strikeout. Stoffel threw 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two in the blown save and loss.
Richmond reliever Tyler Rogers pitched a scoreless eighth inning to pick-up the win as the Flying Squirrels rallied for the comeback win.
Wednesday, the Baysox play the final game in a three game homestand against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. RHP David Hess (0-1, 3.38) will make the start for the Baysox and he will be opposed by RHP Chase Johnson (1-1, 4.05)
The Baysox conclude a seven-game homestand with Orange Wednesday and Military Appreciation Night against the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 6:35 p.m. After an off-day Thursday, the Baysox head to Erie Friday to open a seven-game roadtrip.
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