Baysox even series with Squirrels in extra-inning win
The Bowie Baysox (51-68) pushed across three runs in the eleventh inning to defeat the Flying Squirrels (49-70), 4-1 in extra innings on Saturday night at The Diamond. Consecutive triples against Richmond reliever Rodolfo Martinez snapped the 1-1 tie in extra innings to sink the Squirrels. Richmond starter Kyle Crick tossed six scoreless innings and struck out five but earned a no-decision. Chris Shaw extended his hitting streak to eight consecutive games and scored the lone Richmond run in the loss.
Both teams worked around trouble and pitched with runners on base throughout the night. Bowie loaded the bases to threaten against Crick in the top of the third inning. Adrian Marin singled and Julio Borbon was hit on the foot by a pitch to open the frame. Drew Dosch then advanced the runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt, however, Crick struck out Chance Sisco for the second out. After walking Joey Terdoslavich to load the bases, Crick punched out Henry Uruitia on a 3-2 pitch to strand the bases loaded. Crick used 30 pitches in the inning and 58 over three frames.
Crick hung around despite the traffic and worked around another pair of base runners in the fourth. He was granted a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the inning as Chris Shaw led off the fourth against Jason Garcia with a base hit. Shaw moved to second on a two-out single from Tyler Horan and Jeff Arnold then snapped the scoreless game with a base hit to left field. The single scored Shaw, but Horan was thrown out on the play heading to third, ending the inning.
The Baysox once again placed runners on in the fifth but could not score, Julio Borbon walked to begin the inning and stole second base. Borbon then stole third base and attempted to score when the ball went past the catcher Jeff Arnold. Arnold tracked down the ball and hit the glove of the pitcher Crick covering the plate. Another walk and single for the Baysox did not rattle Crick as he stranded two more to end the inning. Crick finished strong with a 1-2-3 sixth inning, ending the outing with a pair of emphatic strikeouts. The hard-throwing righty departed after six innings worked. He allowed no runs and six hits over 105 pitches on the night. Jose Casilla replaced Crick to start the seventh.
Bowie’s Jason Garcia was removed after five innings, leaving in favor of Parker Bridwell to start the sixth inning. Garcia allowed the one run on six hits and used 72 pitches in the outing. Garcia departed the contest trailing 1-0 but received a no-decision.
Casilla could not hold the lead in the seventh as Bowie tied the game, 1-1. Julio Borbon was in the mix to start the inning once again, laying down a bunt base hit and then stealing second base. Drew Dosch evened the score with a double to right field and Chance Sisco followed with a base hit. Casilla was able to stem the tide thereafter, inducing a double play ball to end the inning.
Bridwell and Casilla were able to keep things scoreless from there on, sending the game into extra innings. Bridwell dealt three scoreless innings of relief and handed the ball to Scott McGough for the tenth and eleventh innings. McgGough (2-0) earned the win and allowed only one hit over his two innings of work.
Richmond’s Carlos Alvarado tossed a perfect ninth and tenth to move the game into the eleventh inning. Alvarado struck out four batters and was flawless in the outing. Rodolfo Martinez took over in the eleventh and was touched up for three runs in the inning. Martinez (0-2) suffered the loss as Bowie struck for consecutive triples from Adrian Marin and Julio Borbon to open up the contest. Chance Sisco delivered a sacrifice fly for the final run, giving the Baysox a 4-1 lead. Jimmy Yacabonis picked up the save with a scoreless frame.