Walk-Off Blast Sinks 'Cats In Bowie

New Hampshire drops series with Baysox after 4-2 loss in 10 innings

By Tyler Zickel / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | June 12, 2019 9:41 PM

BOWIE, MD - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) were victimized by a two-out, two-run walk-off home run from Yusniel Diaz as the Bowie Baysox (Orioles) triumphed 4-2 in ten innings Wednesday at Prince George's Stadium.

Diaz's blast came with the game tied 2-2 and the placed runner at third base after a sacrifice bunt had moved him there earlier in the inning.

Bowie started the scoring with a run in the first. A two-out walk set up an RBI triple for Ademar Rifaela that made it 1-0 Orioles affiliate.

New Hampshire scored its first runs of the series in the top of the fourth. Kevin Smith's two-out, two-RBI double brought home a pair to put the 'Cats up 2-1.

The lead would be short-lived. Consecutive one-out doubles tied the game 2-2 through four, and that score would hold until Diaz's heroics in the tenth.

Notable

  • Hector Perez logged five innings, allowed two runs on four hits, walked three and struck out six.
  • Tayler Saucedo worked 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.

New Hampshire wraps up its season series with Bowie Thursday night. RHP Patrick Murphy (4-6, 3.97 ERA) goes for the 'Cats while RHP Marcos Molina (3-5, 3.34 ERA) gets the nod for Bowie. Coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. and continues with first pitch at 6:35 p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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