BOWIE, Md.–Austin Haysscored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the sixth and the Bowie Baysox (10-7) captured the series opener with a 4-2 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels (12-6) on Monday night at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie.
In the afore-mentioned sixth, Hays led off with a triple and scored later in the frame on the wild pitch charged to Richmond starterJordan Johnson.
Johnson (2-2) gave up four runs on nine hits while walking two and fanning four in 6.0 IP.
LHPLuis Ysla(3.2 IP, 3 H, R, ER, 2 BB, 4 K) earned his team-leading third win for the Baysox to improve to 3-0. LHPLuis Gonzalez(1.1 IP, 3 K) got the final four outs to record his third save.
Richmond had a runner at second with two outs in the both the seventh and eighth innings, but Ysla gotRonnie Jebavyon a 6-3 groundout to end the seventh and Gonzalez gotDylan Davislooking at strike three to end the eighth.
Davis’ solo shot in the top of the second off of Baysox starterMatthew Grimesgave Richmond a 1-0 lead.
The Baysox tied the game in the home half of the frame withMartin Cervenka‘ssolo blast off of Johnson. The home run was Cervenka’s first of the year and his first since August 5, 2017 with Lynchburg (A+).
Ali Castilloled off the fifth with a double and scored three batters later onMiguel Gomez‘stwo-out RBI single to give the Flying Squirrels a 2-1 lead for the time being.
Bowie tied it at two apiece in the home half of the frame asAdrian Marinled off with a single, advanced to second on aCedric Mullinssingle, took third on a wild pitch and scored whenMark Trumbogrounded into a 6-4-3 double play.
Grimes (n/d) allowed one run on four hits to go along with three walks and a strikeout in four innings of work.
The Baysox tacked on an insurance run in the seventh when Marin drew a leadoff walk, advanced to third on a pair of walks and scored on anAdemar Rifaelasac fly to stretch the lead to 4-2.
Marin (2-2, 2 BB, 2 R) had a multi-hit game for manager Gary Kendall’s squad.
The series continues on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. as LHPKeegan Akin(1-2, 4.80) gets the start for Bowie against Richmond LHPMatt Gage(0-1, 3.24).