Bowie starter Zach Davies came out ahead in a pitcher’s duel with Richmond’s Jack Snodgrass Saturday night as the Baysox prevailed over the Flying Squirrels 2-0. Davies tossed seven shutout innings for the Baysox, allowing seven hits and striking out four while Snodgrass threw seven one-run innings and allowed just four hits in the loss.
The Baysox broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh inning against Snodgrass. Christian Walker drew a one-out walk and Michael Ohlman came through with a two-out double down the left field line that plated Walker to give Bowie the 1-0 lead.
Bowie added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning against Richmond reliever Steven Okert. Garabez Rosa hit a lead off double to right field and moved to third base on a Johnny Ruettiger sacrifice bunt. Ronald Bermudez brought Rosa home with a sacrifice fly to right field to give the Baysox a 2-0 lead.
Reliever Steven Hensley pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the Baysox, striking out one batter. Baysox closer Oliver Drake pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up his league-leading 22nd save of the season.
LHP Jake Pettit (4-7, 6.52) takes the mound for the Baysox Sunday as the team plays the third game in a four-game home series with the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He will be opposed by RHP Kyle Crick (5-4, 3.25)
The Baysox are home through Monday, July 14 for a four game homestand against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Promotional highlights include the Football Kickoff Party Sunday, July 13 at 6:05 p.m. and a Day game Monday beginning at 11:05 a.m.
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