RICHMOND, Va.–Ronnie Jebavy‘stwo-run walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Richmond Flying Squirrels (26-23) to a 7-6 victory over the Bowie Baysox (24-27) on Thursday night at The Diamond in Richmond.
A single and a walk put two men on for Richmond in the ninth before Jebavy came to the plate with runners at second and third and two outs and delivered the two-out heroics with a single hit back up the middle off of RHPTanner Chleborad(0.1 IP, H, K) that deflected off the second base bag and allowed the winning run to score.
RHPJay Flaa(1.1 IP, H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 2 K) was dealt the loss for the Baysox and falls to 1-1 on the season.
In the top of the ninth,Corban Josephled off with a single, took second on a walk, went to third on a wild pitch and scored onAderlin Rodriguez‘sRBI groundout to give Bowie a 6-5 lead for the time being.
RHPCaleb Simpson(1.0 IP, H, R, ER, BB) got the win for Richmond to improve to 2-1.
Ali Castillo‘sRBI single in the fourth gave the Flying Squirrels a 1-0 lead.
Audry Perezdrew a leadoff walk in the fifth, advanced to second on a single and scored onErick Salcedo‘sRBI double to tie the game at one apiece.
Baysox starterBrian Gonzalez(n/d) surrendered one run on five hits to go along with three walks and seven strikeouts in five innings of work.
In the top of the sixth,Anthony Santanderreached with a one-out double and scored onAdemar Rifaela‘sRBI single to open up a 2-1 advantage for Bowie.
The Squirrels plated four in the top of the sixth to open up a 5-2 lead. Pinch-hitterLuigi Rodriguezknocked in a run via an RBI infield single to tie the game, a wild pitch allowed a run to scamper home and Jebavy came through with a two-run double in the frame.
All four runs were charged to RHPMichael Kelly(0.2 IP, H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB).
Anderson Feliz‘stwo-run blast off of RHPWill LaMarche(1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) in the top of the seventh brought the Baysox within a run at 5-4. The home run was Feliz’s fourth of the season.
Bowie tied the game at five in the top of the eighth withMartin Cervenka‘ssolo shot off of RHPDan Slania(1.2 IP, 3 H, R, ER, 2 K) with two outs in the frame. The home run was Cervenka’s third of the year.
Rodriguez (2-4, RBI), Salcedo (2-3, 2B, RBI, R) and Santander (2-5, 2B, R) all had multi-hit games for manager Gary Kendall’s squad, while RHPMatthew Grimes(1.1 IP, 2 H, K) had a scoreless outing in relief.
The Baysox return home to open a three-game set with the Trenton Thunder on Friday night at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. with RHPHunter Harvey(1-1, 4.15) on the mound for the Baysox against Thunder RHPMichael King(0-0, 4.09).
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