ALTOONA, Pa.– The Bowie Baysox (14-16) threatened in the ninth, but came up short in a 2-1 loss to the Altoona Curve (16-13) on Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.
In the top of the ninth,Adrian Marinled off with a single and scored later in the frame following consecutive two-out singles fromCedric MullinsandAnderson Felizto bring the Baysox within a run at 2-1.Austin Hayscame to the plate with runners at the corners and two out, but RHPGeoff Hartlieb(0.1 IP, K) fanned Hays to end the game and notch his third save of the year.
Curve starterBrandon Waddell(1-0) allowed one run on six hits while fanning seven over a season-high 8.2 IP. Altoona got on the board in the first withJason Martin‘ssolo shot off of Baysox starterLucas Long.
Making his first start of the year, Long gave up the one run on two hits to go along with two strikeouts in 5.0 IP. The right-hander threw 44 of his 59 pitches for strikes. In the home half of the sixth,Ke’Bryan Hayesgot on base with a two-out triple and scored two batters later on Martin’s RBI single to stretch the Curve’s lead to 2-0.
Marin (2-3, R) and Mullins (2-4) both had multi-hit games for managerGary Kendall’ssquad, while RHPJay Flaa(2.0 IP, BB, K) had a scoreless outing in relief.