News Release, Bowie Baysox

Jessie Valentin’s 8th inning HR gives Bowie 2-1 win

Erie, PA – Jesmuel Valentin‘s eighth-inning solo home run proved to be the difference as the Bowie Baysox took down the Erie SeaWolves 2-1 Tuesday night.

Fans were treated to a tremendous pitcher’s duel between Baysox starterBruce Zimmermannand Erie right-handerMatt Manning. Both pitchers tossed six innings and allowed just one run.

The game was scoreless into the fourth inning whenRylan Bannonled off by getting hit by a pitch.Yusniel Diazfollowed with a single, and thenAdemar Rifaelabrought in Bannon with a single of his own to give the Baysox a 1-0 advantage.

That lead held until the sixth, when Erie tied the game on a sacrifice fly fromTaylor Motter.

In the eighth, Valentin blasted a home run over the right field fence to break the tie and give Bowie a 2-1 lead it would never relinquish.

For the second straight night, the Baysox got outstanding relief work, this time fromZach PopandTyler Erwin, who combined for three scoreless innings. Pop earned the win and Erwin picked up the save.

The rubber game of the series will be Wednesday afternoon at 12:05 p.m. withMarcos Molinaon the mound for Bowie.

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...