BOWIE, Md.- Miguel Gomez's go-ahead two-run double in the top of the eighth proved to be the difference in the game as the Bowie Baysox (8-5) dropped a 4-2 decision to the Richmond Flying Squirrels (5-8) on Wednesday night at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie.
In the afore-mentioned top of the eighth, singles from T.J. Bennett and Carlos Garcia put runners at the corners with one out, Brandon Bednar grounded into a fielder's choice with a force out at home before Gomez delivered the two-run double with two outs in the inning to give the visitors a 4-2 edge.
LHP Jed Bradley (2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, K) was dealt the loss for Bowie and falls to 0-1 on the year.
LHP D.J. Snelten (1.1 IP, H, 2 K) earned the win for Richmond to improve to 3-0 on the season. LHP Tyler Cyr (1.0 IP, H, 2 K) and RHP Reyes Moronta (1.0 IP, K) got the final six outs for the Flying Squirrels. Moronta notched his third save of the year.
Bowie pieced together three straight two-out hits to take an early 1-0 lead in the first. Audry Perez and Aderlin Rodriguez both reached with singles before Garabez Rosa scored Perez with an RBI double.
In the home half of the third, Perez reached with a one-out single, advanced to third on a double from Rodriguez and scored on Rosa's RBI groundout to make it a 2-0 game in favor of the Baysox.
Flying Squirrels starter Matt Lujan (n/d) gave up the two runs on five hits to go along with two walks and four strikeouts in 5.2 IP.
Baysox starter John Means (n/d) allowed three hits while walking three and fanning two over four shutout innings.
Richmond got a pair of runs back in the top of the fifth to tie things at two apiece with three straight hits capped by a two-run single from Hunter Cole . Both runs were charged to RHP Jon Keller (0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB).
Perez (2-4, 2 R) and Rodriguez (2-3, 2B) both had multi-hit games for manager Gary Kendall's squad.
The series wraps up on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. as RHP David Hess (1-0, 3.27) will be on the bump for Bowie against Richmond LHP Andrew Suarez (0-2, 3.60).
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