News Release, Bowie Baysox

Baysox Leadoff Hitter’s RBI-Triple Kickstarts Game-Winning Rally in 8-5 Extra Innings Victory

Richmond, VA – After the Baysox saw a three-run advantage slip away in the late innings in Richmond on Tuesday night, they made sure in extra innings it would not happen again. Ryan McKennasparked a three-run rally with an RBI-triple opening the tenth inning and Bowie took the series opener 8-5 in ten innings.

After Richmond tied the game at 5-apiece in the seventh inning,Tyler Erwinentered a tie game to work the ninth. He got out of a jam with a runner at second and no outs to send the game to extras. When it was all said and done, Erwin’s two-inning scoreless appearance would lead to his first Eastern League win.

In the tenth inning with the given runner placed at second base inSean Miller, McKenna pounced on a first pitch fastball. He drove the ball over the centerfielderLevi Michael‘s head and legged out an RBI-triple. McKenna would then score on a smashed single through the drawn in infield off the bat ofRylan Bannon. Later in the frame, Bannon came home to make it 8-5 on anAnderson FelizRBI-single down the right field line.

The Baysox had grabbed the lead early in the contest with a four-run, fourth inning rally. That would whittle away though in a tough Bowie debut for former Orioles relieverPedro Araujo. He faced four batters, walking three, without recording an out and Richmond plated three of the four to tie the game at 5-5 in the seventh inning.

Bannon went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI’s.Zach Muckenhirn,Zach Popand Erwin each threw two scoreless innings in the win. Bowie was 6-for-10 in the game with runners in scoring position.

The series will conclude Wednesday, April 10th at 10:35 a.m. with LHPBruce Zimmermannslated for the morning time start. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior on wnav.com, baysox.com and via the Tune-In App by searching Baysox.

Opening Night in Bowie is on the horizon set for Thursday, April 11th against Harrisburg at 6:35 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with live music and great drink specials. Get tickets at 301-464-4865 or purchase online at baysox.com.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...