Buck Britton set a career high with five hits and four other players had multi-hit games as the Baysox had a 16-hit night.
For the second straight game the Baysox struck first in the second inning. With one out, Tyler Townsend reached on an error and then with two outs Robbie Widlansky was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. Brandon Waring followed with a two-run double that gave the Baysox the early 2-0 lead.
Caleb Joseph led off the top of the fourth inning with a double. After a strikeout and a groundout that moved Joseph over to third base, Jonathan Schoop hit a two-out RBI single that increased the Baysox lead to 3-0.
In the fifth inning, Erie got on the board. Bryan Pounds led off with a double and Rob Brantley followed with an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1.
The Baysox got the run back in the seventh inning. Zelous Wheeler and Manny Machado hit back to back singles to begin the inning. Then with one out, Widlansky singled to center to score Wheeler and make the score 4-1.
In the eighth inning, the Baysox added to the lead. Britton singled the L.J. Hoes and Manny Machado walked to load up the bases with two outs. Tyler Townsend then hit an infield single that scored Britton and extended the lead to 5-1.
The Baysox added to the lead in the ninth inning. Antoan Richardon led off with a walk and then went to third on Waring’s third hit of the night. Britton then knocked in Richardson with his fifth hit of the game, a single to right that made the score 6-1.
Jacob Pettit got the win for the Baysox. He went six innings for the second straight start and allowed one run on four hits while striking out two and walking one.
The loss went to Jay Voss who allowed three runs, one earned on eight hits in 4.2 innings pitched.
The Baysox will send LHP Cole McCurry (0-1, 5.40) to the hill in game two to take on the SeaWolves’ LHP Jared Wesson (1-0, 1.80) with a scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.
The Baysox return to Bowie on Thursday, April 26 for a seven-game homestand that includes Pie Day and appearances by current and former Washington Mystics and Wizards players.
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