Hartford serves Baysox a double-header sweep

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Baysox 2016The Baysox scored a total of one run during today’s afternoon doubleheader. The Yard Goats have come into Prince George’s Stadium, as the home team, and taken the first three games of the four-game. In the two games today, the Baysox went a combined 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Bowie, through 16 games, are now 9-7 in doubleheaders and have fallen to a season-low 21 games under .500. 

Game 1 featured a shutout by the Yard Goats 4-0 over the Baysox. In the bottom of the first inning, Omar Carrizales drew a lead-off walk from Baysox starter David Hess and moved to second base on a Rosell Herrera sacrifice bunt. Dillon Thomas then plated a run with a double to right field to give the Yard Goats a 1-0 lead.

The Yard Goats plated two more runs in the fourth inning. Noel Cuevas hit a lead-off single to left field and scored on a one-out Jan Vazquez double to center field. Juan Ciriaco followed with a single to left field that put runners on the corners and Michael Benjamin plated Vazquez with a single to right field to make the score 3-0.

The bottom half of the sixth frame featured an additional insurance run courtesy of Hartford.  Michael Benjamin hit a two-out double to left field, stole third base and scored on a Cesar Galvez infield single to shortstop to make the score 4-0. 

Hess threw a six-inning complete game, allowing four runs on nine hits with two walks and two strikeouts in the loss. Hartford starter Yency Almonte threw a seven-inning complete game shutout, allowing four hits with four strikeouts and three walks in the win. 

Game 2 wound up being a true pitcher’s duel that the Baysox lost 2-1. The lone Baysox run came in the top of the second inning when Joey Terdoslavich led off the inning with a solo home run to right field off Hartford starter Konner Wade to give the Baysox a 1-0 lead.

The bottom of the third inning is when the Yard Goats did all of their damage. Carrizales drew a lead-off walk from Baysox starter Scott McGough and moved to second base on a groundout. Carrizales moved to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a Cuevas two-out single to left field. Ryan McMahon plated a second run with a double to right field to give Hartford a 2-1 lead. 

The Baysox had their best opportunity to score in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded and one out and their two best hitters due up in Garabez Rosa and Chance Sisco, the team was not able to capitalize with any runs. 

McGough threw three innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out one and walking two in the loss. Reliever Jesus Liranzo threw three perfect innings behind McGough to finish the game, striking out one batter.

Hartford reliever Matt Pierpont earned the win, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings and getting out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning.

The Baysox are home through Sunday, Aug. 21 for a seven game homestand against the Hartford Yard Goats and Akron RubberDucks. The Baysox will be the road team in the series against the Yard Goats as the series was originally scheduled to be played in Hartford. Thursday’s game will start at6:35 p.m. with a Giveaway Closet Cleanout event for the first 250 fans six and older. RHP Matthew Grimes (1-3, 4.66) will start for the Baysox and he will be opposed by RHP Alex Balog (5-0, 3.63).

The 2016 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2016 season is underway. Don’t miss a minute of the action as the Baysox defend their 2015 Eastern League Championship. Single game tickets are now on sale at www.baysox.com.

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