Third straight win finishes in rain-shortened eight innings.

News Release, Bowie Baysox

BOWIE, Md. — Marcos Molina dominated in his first relief outing of the season to lead the Bowie Baysox to a 3-0 rain-shortened win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels in front of 4,215 on a rainy Saturday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

Making his second rehab appearance in as many days, Richard Bleier started on the mound after a 28-minute rain delay. The Oriole LHP allowed a soft single, but struck out a batter and got a pair of grounders to shortstop Mason McCoy to complete his 12-pitch (10-strike) outing.

Molina entered in the second inning and earned his second straight win over the Squirrels by holding Richmond (11-21) to one hit over seven scoreless innings. The righty walked a pair and struck out three batters, retiring all but four Richmond hitters until the game was called after the top of the eighth inning. 

Offensively, the Baysox (11-24) again jumped out to a first-inning lead. Ryan McKenna drilled an opposite-field home run to right-center field for his second long ball of the year. The long ball scored McCoy, who reached on a throwing error by shortstop Brandon Van Horn.

Bowie tacked on a third run in the fourth inning to increase their lead to 3-0. Preston Palmeiro lifted a sacrifice fly to deep left-center field to easily score Martin Cervenka, who walked and advanced to third base on a Zach Jarrettdouble. The RBI is the first baseman’s fifth in the first two games of the series against Richmond and 10th overall in 2019.

The weekend series ends Sunday at 1:35 p.m., when RHP Hunter Harvey (1-2, 4.78 ERA) looks to build upon his six-inning quality start last week at Altoona. Sunday is also Mother’s Day at the stadium, presented by Terminix. The first 500 moms (ages 21+) will receive a stemless wine glass upon entry, courtesy of the City of Bowie. 

Sunday’s Game:

BOWIE, Md.- The Sunday, May 12, contest between the Bowie Baysox and the Richmond Flying Squirrels has been postponed due to inclement weather. A make-up date is to be determined.

Fans who have tickets to the Sunday afternoon contest can exchange them at the Prince George’s Stadium box office during regular business hours (M-F, 10-5) for a ticket of equal value to a future Baysox home game during the 2019 season. Our rainout ticket policy can be found here, or in the ‘Ticket Information’ section at

The Mother’s Day Brunch is STILL ON as scheduled. That event in the Diamond View Restuarant will begin at 1 p.m., with guests allowed to enter the ballpark at 12:30 p.m.

The stemless wine glass giveaway, presented by the City of Bowie, will be rescheduled for a later date. For both the make-up date and the giveaway date, be sure to check the Baysox website and social media pages.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/EditorEditor-in-Chief

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...