News Release, Bowie Baysox

Top four batters combine for all eight hits.

BOWIE, Md. — The Bowie Baysox staged a late-inning rally, but nine early unanswered runs helped the Erie SeaWolves to a 9-5 victory in front of 989 on a blustery Monday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

After a 1-2-3 first inning, the visiting SeaWolves (5-3) broke the deadlock with a five-run second inning, thanks to aCam Gibsontwo-run single and aDerek Hillthree-run home run. One inning later, a bloop single to shallow center field fromJake Rogersplated the sixth unanswered run.

Gibson tacked on a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning for his 3rd RBI over his first two at-bats. Erie scored two more runs on aKody EavesRBI single and aJose Azocarsacrifice fly to go up 9-0 in the fifth inning.

The string of four consecutive scoring innings for Erie was snapped by RHPPedro Araujoin the sixth inning, who entered in the fifth for right-handed starterTyler Herband allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.Zach Popstruck out the side in a scoreless eighth to close out his two innings, whileTyler Erwintacked on another scoreless frame in the ninth.

Offensively, the Baysox (3-8) rallied with five runs in the seventh inning, batting around for the first time in 2019. The first three of 10 Bowie batters reached via an Anthony Castro-issued walk. With two outs,Jesmuel Valentingrounded a single to right field to plateAdemar Rifaelafor the team’s first run.

AnAustin Wynnswalk set the table forRylan Bannon, who recorded his third hit of the night–and drove in his team-leading 8th RBI of the season–on a ground-rule double to center field to score Valentin.Yusniel Diazfollowed with a RBI single to left field to score Wynns and pull the hosts to within four runs at 9-5.

Photo Credit: Bert Hindman

Bowie plated another run in the bottom of the ninth to bring the final deficit to 9-6. Bannon drove in his second run of the game on a grounder to shortstopSergio Alcantara, scoring Cole Billingsley-who walked to lead off the frame.

The three-game series continues Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m., when LHPBruce Zimmermannmakes his 2019 home debut against fellow LHPNick Ramirez. All fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs from the Prince George’s Stadium concession stands throughout the game, while fans who purchased a regular-priced box seat in advance (11:59 p.m. on 4/15) can get an additional box seat for $2.

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...