A dramatic Baysox rally was enough to send Friday night's game to extra innings but Erie got the last laugh. John Hicks hit a solo home run to left to end it on the first pitch of the bottom of the tenth inning as the Baysox fell by a final of 8-7.
Bowie got great work from the relieving tandem of Jon Keller and Genison Reyes to stay in the game. Down 6-0 through two innings, the duo each worked three innings to keep the Baysox in the game. Bowie's bats would get hot late against the Erie pen.
SeaWolves starter Tommy Collier worked six shutout innings. After his exit the Baysox went to work. Bowie scored four runs in the seventh inning to get back in the game aided by two walks and a costly throwing error.
Down 7-4 in the eighth inning, Jeff Kemp launched a two-run home run off of the hockey arena in left field to bring Bowie within 7-6. It was Kemp's second home run of the season.
The Baysox made the comeback complete in the ninth inning. Mike Yastrzemskiand Chance Sisco singled with one down. Quincy Latimore then lined a single into left, his third hit of the night, to tie the game scoring Yastrzemski. Bowie loaded the bases with a Joey Terdoslavich walk but consecutive strikeouts ended the inning knotted at 7-apiece.
Baysox starter Jason Garcia worked just two innings allowing six runs on six hits. Julio Borbon was thrown out of the game arguing balls and strikes in the eighth inning. The Baysox left 11 men on base and went 2-for-w with runners in scoring position.
The series continues Saturday, May 14th in Erie with Jayson Aquino getting the starting nod. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m. from Jerry Uht Park. Coverage will begin 20-minutes prior on wnav.com and via the Tune-In Radio App by searching Baysox.
Bowie is back at home Tuesday, May 17th for a three-game series with Reading in a 2015 Eastern League Championship Series rematch. Tickets are available at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.