Baysox win fourth straight game & third straight series.
News Release, Bowie Baysox
BOWIE, Md. –Yusniel Diazcrushed a two-run walk-off home run in the 10thinning to lift the Bowie Baysox to a 4-2 win in 10 innings over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in front of 1,421 at Prince George’s Stadium Wednesday night.
The Baysox (26-37) used a two-out rally in the first inning for the second straight game to take a 1-0 lead.Ademar Rifaelagrounded his first triple of the season down the right field line to plate Diaz for his 26th RBI of the season.
University of Maryland productKevin Smithlined a two-run double in the fourth inning to put New Hampshire (28-34) on top, 2-1, but Bowie instantly answered to tie the game in the bottom half of the frame.Brett Cumberlandlined the second straight double of the inning to the right field corner, scoringCarlos Perezfor his 15th RBI of the season.
The two-run fourth inning was the only offensive damage surrendered by Baysox starterBruce Zimmermann. The lefty took a no-decision for the ninth time in 11 starts in 2019, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings. Zimmermann struck out five Fisher Cat batters and tied his season high in innings, while also recording his sixth quality start of the year.
Cristian Alvaradoretired all nine batters faced, striking out four in three perfect innings. LHPZach Muckenhirnearned the win by retiring the side and preventing the inherited runner to score from second base in the 10thinning.
WithChris Clareacting as the inherited runner in the bottom of the 10th,Mason McCoydropped a sacrifice bunt to advance Clare to third base. Diaz stepped in with two outs and tookBryan Baker‘s 1-2 offering deep into the woods down the left field line for his second home of the season.
The season finale between Bowie and New Hampshire is slated for 6:35 p.m. Thursday night. RHPMarcos Molinatakes on RHPPatrick Murphyduring the inaugural Pride Night at the stadium. The night begins with another Baysox LIVE! Happy Hour, with live music and drink specials taking place in the left field picnic area from 5 – 6:30 p.m.