News Release, Bowie Baysox

BOWIE, Md. – Mason McCoy grounded a game-winning single in the 10th inning to lift the Bowie Baysox to a 3-2 win over the Erie SeaWolves in front of 1,466 at Prince George’s Stadium Thursday night.

Squaring off with the No. 2 Tigers prospect in RHPMatt Manning, the Baysox (13-26-) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings. With two outs, Jesse Valentin sent a RBI double to dead center field to plateT.J. Nichting. One batter later, McCoy grounded a RBI triple down the first base line to score Valentin for his first RBI of the game.

A two-runKade Scivicquehome run tied the game in the top of the fifth inning, butBruce Zimmermannresponded to record his fourth quality start of the year. The lefty held the SeaWolves to two earned runs on three hits, striking out four batters over six innings.

LHPPedro Araujostruck out a pair of SeaWolves tossed a pair of scoreless relief innings, striking out a pair of SeaWolves. RHPTaylor Groverand RHPFrancisco Jimenezeach tossed a scoreless inning of their own, with Jimenez earning his first career Double-A win.

Jimenez stranded a pair of baserunners in the top of the 10thinning and the Baysox earned the win two batters into their first extra-inning at-bats.Preston Palmeirostarted at second base and advanced to third base on a fielder’s choice bunt by Valentin. After beating the throw to third from Erie pitcherDrew Carlton, Palmeiro scored on a walk-off single down the first base line by McCoy.

Bowie and Erie (19-17) continue their four-game series Friday night at 7:05 p.m., when RHPMarcos Molina(2-4, 3.86) takes on RHPLogan Shore(2-2, 4.32). The night contest is another chance to honor Maryland students who completed the “Read and Hit a Home Run” reading program during the 2018-19 school year.

courtesy Bowie Baysox/ (Laura Wolf)

The next couple games will highlight students from Howard, Queen Anne’s & Anne Arundel Counties, with the Baysox wearing special jerseys designed by contest winner Annie Mejia — a fourth grader from Arnold’s Belvedere Elementary School.

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...