Feliz was extraordinary at the plate and on the field. He was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI’s driving home both Bowie tallies. In the field he made a stunning sliding pop up catch and throw to nab Dominic Ficociello at the plate ending the second inning. He also played a ball off the wall to hold Willi Castro to a single in the sixth inning.
Erie took the lead for good in the fifth inning off of Baysox starter Bruce Zimmermann. With two down Troy Montgomery walked, stole second and then scored on a dribbler from Cam Gibson. It went past the mound and second baseman Rylan Bannon charged to glove and sidearm to first. The throw was wide however and went to the sidewall allowing Montgomery to come around to score on the infield hit and error. Zimmermann left the game after the fifth inning having allowed two runs and one earned in five strong innings.
Zach Muckenhirn worked two scoreless innings and Jay Flaa came in for the eighth inning. With two down, Castro hit a solo home run, just above the yellow line on the hockey arena in left to lift Erie up 3-1.
Bowie would get a run on a Feliz RBI-single in the ninth inning. Then with two down consecutive hit batters loaded the bases for pinch-hitter Erick Salcedo. The last man left on the Baysox bench bounced out to first base to end the game as the Baysox fell just short.
The Baysox look to take the series Sunday afternoon as Keegan Akin looks for his league-leading 14th win of the year. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior on baysox.com, wnav.com and via the Tune-In Radio App by searching Baysox.