July 15, 2024
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Baysox drop heartbreaker in 10th, 12-9

The Bowie Baysox (66-61) rallied from an 8-2 deficit to tie the game in the ninth, but fell by a score of 12-9 to the Reading Fightin Phils (66-61) in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

Reading grabbed the lead in the top of the 10th as an error charged to Baysox 1B Aderlin Rodriguez and a single put two men on before Chace Numata delivered a go-ahead two-out RBI single and Malquin Canelo laid down a bunt for an RBI single before Zach Coppola and Jiandido Tromp came through with RBI singles of their own to make it a 12-8 game. All four runs in the inning were unearned.

RHP Scott McGough (1.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 K) was dealt the loss for Bowie and falls to 1-3 on the year.

Cedric Mullins tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth with a solo shot off of LHP Austin Davis (1.1 IP, H, R, ER, 2 K) to tie the game. The home run was Mullins’ 10th of the season.

Davis got the win for Reading to improve to 4-2.

In the afore-mentioned five-run eighth, DJ Stewart made it a one-run game with a three-run shot off of Reading RHP Victor Arano (0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, BB). Austin Wynns had come through earlier in the frame with an RBI single and Austin Hays delivered a run with a sac fly.

Kyle Martin’s two-run shot in the top of the first off of Baysox starter Yefry Ramirez opened up an early 2-0 lead for Reading.

In the top of the second, Drew Stankiewicz hit a solo shot to stretch the Reading lead to 3-0. Later in the frame, Mullins made an incredible leaping catch in right centerfield to rob Numata of a home run.

Jiandido Tromp’s two-run blast in the third made it a 5-0 game in favor of the visitors.

Ramirez (n/d) allowed five runs on four hits to go along with a walk and a strikeout in two plus innings of work.

The Baysox cut the lead to 5-1 with a run in the fourth as Mullins led off with a single, advanced to third on a single and scored when Hays grounded into a 5-4-3 double play.

The Fightin Phils answered back with a pair in the sixth to take a 7-1 lead as Martin hit a solo shot and Numata came through with an RBI single. Both runs were charged to RHP Jordan Kipper (4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB).

Bowie cut the lead to 7-2 with a run in the sixth as Stevie Wilkerson led off with a double and later scored on Hays’ RBI single.

Reading starter Cole Irvin (n/d) gave up the two runs on five hits while walking one and fanning three in 7.0 IP.

Stewart’s solo shot in the bottom of the 10th brought the Baysox within 12-9. The home run was Stewart’s 19th of the season and marked the first multi-homer game of his career.

Mullins (2-5, HR, RBI, 2 R). Stewart (2-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R), Wynns (2-4, RBI, R) and Wilkerson (3-4, 2B, 2 R) all had multi-hit games for manager Gary Kendall’s squad.

The series wraps up on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. with LHP Tanner Scott (0-2, 2.21) on the mound for Bowie against Reading RHP Jacob Waguespack (1-1, 4.76).

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