Bowie 7, Hartford 2 WP- Cameron Bishop (1-0)
LP-Matt Dennis (0-4)
Hartford, CT- The Hartford Yard Goats lost to the Bowie Baysox by the score of 7-2 on Tuesday evening at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. It was the first game of a six-game series as the Yard
*Bowie 7, Hartford 2 *
WP- Cameron Bishop (1-0)
LP-Matt Dennis (0-4)
Hartford, CT- The Hartford Yard Goats lost to the Bowie Baysox by the score of 7-2 on Tuesday evening at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. It was the first game of a six-game series as the Yard Goats started their second homestand of the season. Baysox starting pitcher Cameron Bishop recorded 12 strikeouts and fired five scoreless innings to record his second win of the season. Robert Neustrom and Joey Ortiz each hit homers as the Baltimore Orioles affiliate improved to a league best 18-5 record. Hartford starting pitcher Matt Dennis had six strikeouts in five innings of work.
The Baysox scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning as Jayleen Fergusson doubled home J.C. Escarra off Hartford starting pitcher Matt Dennis. Fergusson ripped it off the wall in centerfield allowing Escarra to score all the way from first base, making it 1-0 Bowie. Two batters later Robert Neustrom cranked a two-run homer over the right field wall, giving Bowie a 3-0 lead.
Bowie added a run in the fifth inning as Joey Ortiz led off the inning with a solo home run, his first homer of the season in his third game with the Baysox. Bowie made it 5-0 with a two-out rally in the sixth inning. After Johnny Rizer led off with a single, Hartford reliever Zach Matson retired the next two batters. However, Terrin Vavra came up with a solid single into right field off reliever Jake Bird, scoring Rizer and giving Bowie a 5-0 lead.
Trailing 5-1 in the eighth inning, the Yard Goats scored their first run of the game on a throwing error which allowed Jimmy Herron to score and make it a 6-1 game. Hartford added a run in the ninth inning on a two-out single by Manny Melendez, scoring Taylor Snyder and making it 7-2. Hartford had the bases loaded in the ninth inning when the game ended.
The Yard Goats continue their six-game series on Wednesday night (7:05 PM) against the Bowie Baysox at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. RHP Karl Kauffmann will start for the Yard Goats and RHP Grayson Rodriguez will pitch for the Bowie. Tickets are available and the game will be broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and FM 100.9 FM and newsradio1410.iheart.com.