It looked so promising. The Baysox had a two-run lead and the bases loaded and nobody out in the second inning. But they left the bases loaded and New Hampshire took charge scoring ten consecutive runs to send the Baysox to a 10-2 defeat on Tuesday night. The loss is a sixth in a row for Bowie.
The Baysox grabbed the early lead. RF Chih Hsien Chiang singled to left field and 3B Niuman Romero walked. With one down CF Dariel Alvarez lined a two-RBI double to right-center field and the Baysox led 2-0.
In the second inning it looked like the lead would swell. C Michael Ohlman and 2B David Adams singled to open the inning. SS Garabez Rosa was then walked in an at-bat where he was squaring often to bunt. Starter Aaron Sanchez would find his form striking out LF Johnny Ruettiger, getting a groundout force play at the plate from Chiang and then striking out Romero. Bowie would register only two more hits in the game.
New Hampshire then went to work. In the bottom of the third inning facing starter Eduardo Rodriguez who had retired six batters in a row. The Fisher Cats got a leadoff single from RF Jonathan Jones. With one down 2B Jon Berti hit a RBI-triple to left-center. One pitch later he was home on a double to right field by DH Ryan Schimpf and the game was tied at 2-2.
When the rally concluded ten men had batted with six runs scoring on seven hits. Rodriguez (1-3) exited the game following the inning. Reliever Steve Hensley came on and pitched three scoreless frames. Fabio Castillo allowed four runs in the seventh inning to finish the scoring for New Hampshire.
The Baysox could not get anything going against the trio of Sanchez, John Anderson and Arik Sakula. When it was over the Baysox had struck out a season-high 14 times in the defeat.
Bowie has a quick turnaround with a 10:35 a.m. game Wednesday, June 4th. RHP Zach Davies will get the start looking to right the ship. Coverage begins at 10:15 a.m. on wnav.com.
The Baysox will return home for a six-game homestand Tuesday, June 10th at 6:35 p.m. against New Hampshire. Fireworks will follow the June 13th and 14th games against Harrisburg. For tickets contact the Baysox at 301-464-4865 or order online at baysox.com.