BOWIE – Sunday afternoon the Bowie Baysox played their 100th game of the season and reached the century mark in style by trouncing the host Harrisburg Senators, 10-3. The win extends the Sox division lead to two games over three different clubs. Bowie (55-45) scored two runs in the top of the first inning on […]
BOWIE – Sunday afternoon the Bowie Baysox played their 100th game of the season and reached the century mark in style by trouncing the host Harrisburg Senators, 10-3. The win extends the Sox division lead to two games over three different clubs.
Bowie (55-45) scored two runs in the top of the first inning on Sunday only to watch the Senators counter with three unearned runs in the home half of the inning against Parker Bridwell. But the Baysox immediately responded with five runs in the top of the second inning and later added insurance runs in the fourth and sixth innings respectively to coast to the lopsided victory.
Bridwell would settle down and not allow another run over his next four innings of work to improve to 4-5 on the season, while Harrisburg starter Matt Purke (0-1) could not escape the fourth. Purke allowed nine runs (six earned) on 10 hits in his double-A debut with the Senators. Bowie got ample production from second baseman Corban Joseph. Joseph went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a triple, four RBI and three runs scored. Brandon Snyder and Quincy Latimore each added run-scoring doubles.
Bowie extended its lead to two games in the Western Division of the Eastern League over Richmond, Altoona and Reading. All three of those teams lost on Sunday.
One night earlier at Harrisburg, Bowie lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Senators as Drew Vettleson delivered a solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the hosts to a 3-2 victory. Baysox starter Ariel Miranda pitched very well in his double-A debut. He allowed one unearned run while fanning seven in six innings, but was not around to figure in the decision. Jason Garcia took the loss, allowing the homer to Vettleston in his third inning of relief.
The series opened Friday evening with the Baysox winning 5-1, as ace Terry Doyle improved to 12-1. Doyle limited the Senators to one run, a solo homer by Pedro Severino in the fourth inning, and joined two other minor league hurlers with 12 victories this summer. Joseph again provided the power for the Baysox, belting his third home run in his last four games.
Bowie will return home on Thursday evening for a four-game set with the Trenton Thunder, the double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Baysox will play the Thunder in evening contests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:05, but will then have an afternoon outing on Sunday at 2:05. Fireworks will follow the Friday and Saturday evening games, so fans should make plans to reach the stadium well before game time on those nights.