Four-Run Erie Eighth Inning Rally Bests Bowie, 4-1
News Release, Bowie Baysox
Erie, PA – Alex Wells was dominant in seven shutout innings striking out six batters, but the Baysox saw a late lead slip away in a 4-1 defeat in Erie on Memorial Day.
Wells allowed just one at-bat against with a runner in scoring position in seven innings. That came in the seventh with a runner at second a two down. He struck outSergio Alcantarawith a big curveball to end the frame and preserve a 1-0 lead.
Erie rallied in the eighth though. RelieverTyler Erwinallowed an opposite field line drive double down the left field line fromChad Sedio.Chace Numatathen attempted to bunt nut got deep in the count and walked on a 3-2 pitch.Luke Burchthen bunted, perfectly placing one up the third base line. Erwin’s throw was on target but late and the bases were loaded.
Taylor Groverentered out of the Baysox pen but a hard groundball fromDerek Hillbeat Baysox shortstopMason McCoyto his backhand side and the error allowed two runs to score. Erie would later get a soft, 2-RBI single to left field fromIsaac Paredeswith the infield drawn in for a 4-1 advantage.
Bowie was able to grab the lead in the fourth inning off of Erie starterMatt Manning.Ryan McKennadoubled into the left field corner to leadoff the frame. With two down,Martin Cervenkasingled him home to put the Baysox on top 1-0. The lead held until the Erie eighth inning rally.
The Baysox now head home to begin a three-game series with Akron and a six-game homestand. RHPDean Kremermakes his second start since joining Bowie. First pitch is for 6:35 p.m. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior onwnav.com,baysox.comand via the Tune-In App by searching Baysox.