Baysox starter gets first Eastern League win in Portland

| June 8, 2016

Baysox 2016Baysox starter John Means was in control throughout and the Baysox benefitted from clutch hitting in the middle innings to capture a fourth consecutive win with a 4-1 win in Portland. The Wednesday evening victory evened Bowie’s longest winning streak of the season.

Means made it look easy early cruising through the Sea Dogs order to throw just 47 pitches in the first four shutout innings. In the fourth inning, the Baysox broke through.

Chance Sisco led off the frame with a double to left-center. With two down, Sisco was at third base when Tucker Nathans lined an opposite field single over the leaping Portland shortstop to bring Sisco home.

An inning later it was Sisco coming through again. Bowie had runners at second and third bases with two down when Sisco pulled a two-RBI single to right field scoring both Julio Borbon and Henry Urrutia to give Bowie a 3-0 edge.

That was enough for Means who allowed just a seventh inning solo home run to former big leaguer Nate Freiman in his first win with the Baysox. Means allowed four hits in his seven innings while striking out one. Donnie Hart worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning and Jason Stoffel struck out two batters in the ninth to register his team-leading tenth save of the year.

Bowie now looks for a fifth straight win for a first time this season. RHP Brandon Barker will get the start with first pitch slated for 7:00 p.m. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior on wnav.com and via the Tune-In Radio App.

The Baysox return home Tuesday, June 14th for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch to open a three-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs. Get tickets at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com

Blackwall Hitch

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