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Rodriguez plates nine as Baysox split double header

| June 07, 2017, 11:33 PM

Baysox FieldThe Bowie Baysox (31-28) split a doubleheader with the Reading Fightin Phils (30-25) on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

1B Aderlin Rodriguez set a new franchise-record with nine RBI and the Baysox took game one by a 12-5 score. Reading captured game two by a 4-0 count.

Rodriguez broke the previous club record of eight, which had been done on five occasions and also became the first Baysox to collect five hits in a game since David Adams on July 10, 2014.

Game One

Bowie took game one of a doubleheader from the Reading Fightin Phils by a score of 12-5 on Wednesday night.

The Baysox jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first as a single and double put two men on with two outs before both runners scored on Rodriguez’s two-run bloop single that just landed in fair territory down the right field line.

Three more runs crossed the plate in the second when Garabez Rosa knocked home a pair with a two-run double and Rodriguez plated an RBI single to extend the Bowie lead to 5-0.

Reading added a run in each of the next two innings to cut the lead to 5-2.

Rodriguez’s two-run shot off of Fightin Phils starter Tyler Viza in the fourth opened up a 7-2 advantage for the Baysox.

Viza (3-4) allowed seven runs on nine hits while walking four and fanning three in 3.2 IP.

A pair of solo shots from Angelo Mora and Osmel Aguila in the fifth brought Reading within 7-5.

Bowie starter John Means (n/d) surrendered the five runs on 10 hits to go along with a walk and a strikeout in 4.2 IP. LHP Tim Berry (1.1 IP, 2 BB) and RHP Ryan Meisinger (1.0 IP, H, BB, 2 K) combined to close things out for the Baysox.

Berry picked up the win to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Rodriguez struck again in the sixth with a three-run shot off of RHP John Richy (3.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 K) to give the Baysox a 10-5 edge. The home run was Rodriguez’s 11th of the season and his third in over the last two games.

In the top of the seventh, Rodriguez plated his ninth run of the night with an RBI single and Stevie Wilkerson knocked in a run with an RBI single of his own to make it a 12-5 game in favor of Bowie.

Sean Coyle (2-3, 2B, 2 R), Jay Gonzalez (3-3, 2B, SB), Rosa (3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R), Rodriguez (5-5, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 R) and DJ Stewart (2-5, 2 R) all had multi-hit games for the Baysox.

Game Two

The Baysox managed just three hits in a 4-0 loss to the Reading Fightin Phils in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Reading starter Mario Sanchez (3-1) surrendered the three hits to go along with a walk and three strikeouts over six shutout innings. RHP Colton Murray (1.0 IP) tossed a scoreless seventh for the Fightins.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth before a three-run frame gave Reading a 3-0 lead.

In the afore-mentioned fourth inning, a two-run shot from Mitch Walding and a solo shot from Kyle Martin put the Fightin Phils on the board.

Bowie starter David Hess (6-4) allowed the three runs on four hits while walking four and fanning six in four innings of work.

Brock Stassi’s RBI single in the fifth extended the Reading lead to 4-0.

Adrian Marin (2-3) had a multi-hit game for Bowie and has now hit safely in 12 of his last 14 contests.

The series wraps up on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. as LHP Tanner Scott (0-0, 1.64) will be on the bump for the Baysox against Fightin Phils RHP Miguel Nunez (1-4, 2.63).

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