BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Tyler Herb returned to the Baysox rotation and helped Bowie defeat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 7-2, to avoid a sweep in the four-game series in front of 2,482 at NYSEG Field Sunday afternoon.
The righty made his first start in a Bowie uniform since April 28, Herb held the hosts to two earned runs on two hits through six quality innings to earn the win-his first at any level since June 5 with Triple-A Norfolk. Cody Sedlock earned his first professional save by throwing three scoreless frames.
Offensively, Bowie (27-10) took the lead for the second straight game by plating two runs in the top of the third inning. A pair of singles and a passed ball put runners in scoring position for Mason McCoy, who singled through the left side of the infield to score Martin Cervenka.
A flyout moved Ryan Ripken to third base and he'd score one batter later via a Ryan McKenna fielder's choice to third base, increasing the early lead to 2-0.
Binghamton (20-20) battled back with two runs in the bottom of the third inning, but Cedric Mulins took matters into his own hands in the sixth inning. The switch-hitter clubbed his 1st Double-A home run of the season (6th overall) on a no-doubter to right field as the Baysox regained a 3-2 lead.
That margin lasted one inning until Bowie plated two more runs in the seventh inning. Rylan Bannon led off with a triple and immediately scored on a Preston Palmeiro ground-rule double to left-center field. Three batters later, McCoy lined a RBI single to center field for his 2nd RBI of the day.
Cervenka finished the offensive outpouring with a two-run home run in the ninth inning following a leadoff Palmeiro walk. The win secured a winning road trip to Richmond and Binghamton, as well as a tie atop the Western Division following a cancelled matchup between Trenton and Erie.
Bowie returns home to Prince George's Stadium for a weeklong homestand beginning Monday, July 29, at 7:05 p.m. against the Reading Fightin' Phils, Double-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. RHP Dean Kremer looks to continue his hot stretch after a dominant win in Virginia last week, aiming for his seventh win in his last eight starts.
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