Tucker Nathans, a late addition to the lineup on Friday, had a career-high five-RBI night as the Baysox grabbed a sixth straight win with an 8-5 win in New Hampshire.
Nathans night started right out of the box. Down 2-1 in the second inning, Nathans launched his fourth home run of the year over the right-center field wall and the Baysox had a 3-2 lead.
In the fourth inning, the Baysox registered another big inning. Three consecutive singles to open the inning loaded the bases and knocked starter Jason Berken from the game. That brought Nathans to the plate where he delivered once again. Nathans drove a ball to the alley in left-center clearing the bases with a double. The three-RBI shot made it 6-2. Bowie would add two more runs in the inning.
Jason Garcia worked five innings for his second win of the year. After Jimmy Yacabonis allowed a leadoff home run in the sixth to make it 8-5 he retired six batters in a row. Donnie Hart worked a scoreless eighth inning, his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance. And Jason Stoffel, working for a third consecutive night, notched his 12th save of the year.
Garabez Rosa registered two hits to be the second player in franchise history with 400 hits. He now sits at 401, 15 behind all-time leader Caleb Joseph. Baysox pitching coach Alan Mills was tossed from the game in the eighth inning arguing a check swing. It was the third time in the six-game winning streak that the Baysox registered an inning on five runs or more.
The series continues Saturday, June 11th at 7:05 p.n. with Jayson Aquino toeing the slab in the starting role. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior on 1430-AM WNAV and 99.9 FM in Annapolis.
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.