Bowie, Md. - Richmond (28-24) scored three runs in the first to start the game and three more runs in the ninth inning to finish off the game in a 6-2 win over the Baysox (29-25) Friday evening. In the middle seven innings, the Flying Squirrels managed just two hits, but the Baysox could never catch up.
Baysox starting pitcher Tyler Wilson tied the Baysox season-high for longest outing for a pitcher, throwing eight innings in the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits while striking out four and walking four. He did not surrender a hit after the third inning.
Richmond struck quickly in the top of the first inning against Wilson. Matt Duffy hit a one out single to right field and Wilson's college teammate at UVA, Jarrett Parker, followed with a two-run homer to center field. Mario Lisson drew a walk and moved to third base on a double to center field by Angel Villalona before leaving the game with an injury and being replaced by Myles Schroder. Schroder scored on a Ricky Oropesa groundout to give the Flying Squirrels a 3-0 lead.
The Baysox got a run back in the bottom of the second inning against Richmond starter Jack Snodgrass. Michael Ohlman drew a lead off walk and moved to second base on a one-out single to center field from Garabez Rosa. David Freitas brought Ohlman home with a single to center field to make the score 3-1.
Bowie tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Dariel Alvarez hit a lead off single to left field and moved to second base on a Ronald Bermudez groundout. Michael Ohlman then brought Alvarez home with a single to center field to make the score 3-2.
The Flying Squirrels added some insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning against Baysox reliever Jason Gurka. Oropesa hit a lead off double to center field and Devin Harris then walked. Eliezer Zambrano advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt and Skyler Stromsmoe brought them both home with a triple to center field. Stromsmoe scored on a two-out Duffy single to right field to give Richmond a 6-2 lead.
Gurka pitched the ninth inning and allowed three runs on four hits while walking one batter.
Snodgrass picked up the win for Richmond, pitching five and one-third innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out three and walking three.
LHP Tim Berry (3-2, 4.15) takes the mound for the Baysox Saturday as the team plays the second game in a three game home series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He will be opposed by RHP Austin Fleet (3-1, 3.63).
The Baysox are home through Sunday, June 1 for a six game homestand against the Akron RubberDucks and Richmond Flying Squirrels. Promotional highlights include Knock Cancer Out of the Park Night Saturday, May 31 beginning at 6:35 p.m. and the Aces & Bases Learn to Play Tennis event Sunday, June 1 beginning at 2:05 p.m.
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox 2014 season, their 22nd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, is underway at Prince George's Stadium. Come see some of the top Orioles prospects play here first. To keep up with Baysox news during the season, visit baysox.com.
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