Baysox bats quiet in Harrisburg defeat

| April 23, 2017
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Baysox FieldIn a game that featured just nine hits between the two teams, the Bowie Baysox (9-8) dropped a 2-1 decision to the Harrisburg Senators (9-7) in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at FNB Field in Harrisburg.

The Baysox had the potential tying run at third with one out in the eighth, but RHP Phillps Valdez got DJ Stewart to ground to third and fanned Austin Wynns to end the threat.

Bowie threatened again in the ninth with runners at first and second with one out, but Valdez struck out Glynn Davis and induced a grounder to second from Adrian Marin to end the game.

Valdez (2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 K) recorded his first save of the year for Harrisburg.

The Senators scored both their runs in the second as Mario Lisson drew a leadoff walk and scored from first on Raudy Read’s RBI double. Read would score later in the frame onSpencer Kieboom’s RBI groundout to give Harrisburg a 2-1 lead.

Baysox starter Brandon Barker (1-1) was dealt the tough luck loss after allowing the two runs on three hits while walking one and fanning three over six strong innings.

In the top of the second, INF Garabez Rosa led off with a single, advanced to second on a bunt single and scored on Marin’s RBI single to give Bowie an early 1-0 edge.

RHP John Simms (1-1) earned the win for the Senators after giving up one run on five hits to go along with seven strikeouts in 5.0 IP.

Wynns singled in the first to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, while Rosa (2-4, R) had a multi-hit game for the visitors.

RHP Jesus Liranzo (2.0 IP, BB, 2 K) had a scoreless outing in relief for manager Gary Kendall’s squad.

The Baysox will head to Richmond to open a three-game set with the Flying Squirrels on Monday night at The Diamond. First pitch of the series opener is slated for 6:35 p.m. as LHP John Means (1-0, 1.84) gets the ball for Bowie against Richmond LHP Matt Gage(0-1, 3.38).

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