BOWIE, Md. - Ryan Mountcastle drove in a pair of runs, but a four-run second inning proved to be the difference as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Bowie Baysox, 8-3, in front of 2,563 at Prince George's Stadium Tuesday night.
An Andrew Guillotte sacrifice fly and a Harold Ramirez bases-clearing double put New Hampshire ahead in the second inning, but the Baysox responded with a run in the third inning. With two outs, Mountcastle lined a single to center field, scoring Erick Salcedo for his 45th RBI of the 2018 season. Salcedo, meanwhile, had himself a 2-for-4 night, marking the 17th multi-hit game of the season for the Bowie shortstop.
The Fisher Cats (65-46) tacked on a pair of runs in the middle innings, but Bowie responded with two runs in the fifth inning. Mountcastle sent a sacrifice fly to deep center field to plate Salcedo for the second RBI of the night for the third baseman and first multi-RBI game since July 12 at Reading. Two batters later, a Jon Harris wild pitch allowed Corban Joseph to scamper home, cutting the deficit to 6-3.
Chris Lee led the relief effort out of the bullpen for the Baysox (51-61). In his second appearance since arriving in Bowie on July 29, Lee struck out two Fisher Cat batters and scattered two hits and a walk over 2.1 scoreless innings. Combined, Lee has allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five batters over 4 1/3 scoreless frames. Jay Flaa allowed one unearned run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout in the ninth inning.
The three-game series continues with another Orange Wednesday and Military Appreciation Night when the Baysox and Fisher Cats square off at 7:05 p.m. All fans who wear either Orioles or Baysox gear can save $5 off a box seat. Additionally, any fan who shows proof of military service can purchase a box seat for half the original price.
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