The Baysox took an early five-run lead and hung on late to defeat Harrisburg 6-4 in the series opener on Tuesday night.
The lead was immediate as the first five Baysox batters of the game reached in a three-run rally. Adrian Marin singled, D.J. Stewart was hit by a pitch and Austin Wynns doubled home the game's first run. With runners at second and third, Garabez Rosa got the first of three hits on the night with a single to plate two more and Bowie led 3-0.
The lead was 5-0 into the fourth inning when Harrisburg battled back. Baysox starter John Means had not allowed a hit through three innings when an error started the inning. The next four batters would get hits and the Baysox saw their lead trimmed to 5-4.
But Bowie's pen hung on. Tim Berry worked two scoreless getting out of a jam in the seventh inning. Jesus Liranzo worked a 27-pitch eighth inning stranding two in a scoreless frame. And Lucas Long came on for his first career save. He struck out Neftali Soto to end the game with runners at second and third.
The series continues Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. as David Hess looks for his sixth win of the year. Coverage begins 20-minutes before first pitch on baysox.com, wnav.com and via the MILB, Tune-In Radio and WNAV Apps.
Bowie returns home for a week long homestand beginning Friday, May 19th at 7:05 p.m. Fireworks follow the Friday and Saturday games and the characters from the hit show Paw Patrol will be in the house Sunday afternoon! Get your tickets at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.
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