The Baysox (18-16) were aided by three New Britain errors in a 5-4 win over the Rock Cats (12-20) in 10 innings Friday night. With Niuman Romero on third base and two outs, Chih-Hsien Chiang singled to second base to plate Romero for the walk-off win.
For the Baysox, it was the biggest comeback win of the season as they opened the game trailing 4-0 after four innings. The run scored by the Baysox in the eighth inning to tie the game and the 10th inning to win the game were both unearned because of Rock Cats errors.
Former Baysox star Brandon Waring put the Rock Cats on the board first in the top of the third inning with a solo home run to left field against Baysox starter Jake Pettit to make the score 1-0. Waring hit 78 home runs during his five seasons with the Baysox and is the franchise all-time home runs leader.
The Rock Cats kept the home runs coming in the top of the fourth inning. Nate Hanson hit a lead off home run to left field and Reynaldo Rodriguez drew a one-out walk. Daniel Ortiz then hits the Rock Cats second home run of the inning to right field to give New Britain a 4-0 lead.
The Baysox got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning against New Britain starter Pat Dean. David Adams hit a lead off double to left field and moved to third base on a Michael Ohlman groundout. Garabez Rosa singled to second base to plate Adams and with two outs, Sharlon Schoop homered to left field to make the score 4-3.
Bowie tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning against New Britain reliever Dan Turpen. Romero drew a lead off walk and moved to third base when Christian Walker made it to second on a fielding error by Rock Cats shortstop A.J. Pettersen. In an attempt to intentionally walk Chiang to load the bases, Turpen threw a wild pitch that allowed Romero to score and tie the game 4-4.
The Baysox won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning against New Britain reliever Adrian Salcedo. Romero drew a lead off walk and with two outs, stole second base and moved to third base on a throwing error by Rock Cats catcher Matt Koch. Chiang singled to second base to plate Romero and secure the 5-4 walk-off win.
Pettit pitched seven innings and allowed four runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two in the no decision. Baysox reliever Steve Hensley picked up his first win of the season, pitching three scoreless innings and allowing one hit while striking out two batters.
Salcedo took the loss for the Rock Cats, pitching two innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out two and walking one.
LHP Anthony Vasquez (0-1, 0.00) takes the mound for the Baysox Saturday as the team plays the third game in a four game home series with the New Britain Rock Cats. He will be opposed by RHP Virgil Vasquez (1-0, 1.57).
Come out to the Baysox game Saturday and see Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who will appear with the team on a Major League rehab assignment. The Baysox game will begin at 6:35 p.m. and there are fireworks after the game.
Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off. The Baysox 2014 season, their 22nd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, is underway at Prince George’s Stadium. Come see some of the top Orioles prospects play here first. To keep up with Baysox news during the season, visit baysox.com.