Written by Various Authors
The Bowie Baysox (40-39) scored at least one run in each of the last five innings on Friday night and beat the Binghamton Mets (36-42) 8-5 to complete a four-game sweep.
Dustin Martin gave the B-Mets the early lead in the second inning when he hit a two-run home run that made the score 2-0.
In the fifth inning, the Baysox evened up the score on a Jai Miller two-run home run to make the score 2-2.
The Baysox took the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Buck Britton and Robbie Widlansky each drew walks to put two runners on with one out. Then Manny Machado gave the Baysox the lead with a two-run double. The next batter, Rhyne Hughes followed with another double that scored Machado and gave the Baysox a 5-2 lead.
Buck Britton added another run in the seventh when he hit his third home run of the season to make the score 6-2.
The B-Mets cut into the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs and two runners on, Travis Ozga hit an RBI single. Then Sean Kazmar followed with a ground-rule double that knocked in another run to make the score 6-4.
The Baysox got a run back in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Hughes that extended the lead back out to 7-4.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the B-Mets again made it a two-run game. They loaded up the bases with one out and then Martin grounded out to second, but on the play a run scored to make the score 7-5.
The Baysox extended the lead back out to three runs in the ninth inning. With two outs, Jonathan Schoop singled and stole second. Britton then reached on a throwing error that allowed Schoop to score and made the score 8-5.
Zach Clark got the win going 6.2 innings and allowing four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Kyler Newby threw a scoreless ninth to pick up his third save of the season.
Gregory Peavey got the loss going six innings and allowing five runs on eight hits with two strikes and two walks. (Baysox press)
Keys win 5-4
For a second consecutive night, the Keys led for much of the ballgame and held on late to upend Winston-Salem, doing so by a final count of 5-4 on Friday night at BB&T Ballpark. A night after setting down the side in order in the ninth inning, reliever Ryan Berry put his stamp on the role of closer earning a five-out save.
The Keys grabbed the lead in the second inning. 1B Aaron Baker popped up a ball that fell inside the left field line for a double. Then DH Mike Flacco grounded a ball through the legs of Dash SS Marcus Semien and Baker came around to score.
The Keys upped the advantage in the fifth inning. C Justin Dalles was hit by a pitch and then went to third base on a double by 3B Mike Mosby. SS Garabez Rosa then doubled both runners home and the Keys led 3-0. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runner to third base, CF Trent Mummey singled through a drawn in infield to give Frederick a 4-0 lead.
Keys starter Tyler Wilson allowed a two-run home run in the fifth inning and departed with the lead having shrunk to 4-3 in the sixth inning. The Keys would use Andy Loomis, David Walters, David Baker and Berry the rest of the way.
The Keys got an insurance run in the seventh inning when with two down Baker singled to right field with 2B Ty Kelly at first base. The Dash RF Michael Earley misplayed the ball and Kelly came all around from first base to score.
Winston-Salem got a run back in the eighth to make it 5-4 but Berry got a double play ground ball to end the inning. He worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to end the game. (Adam Pohl)
Salisbury, Md. – The Delmarva Shorebirds (0-8) squandered numerous opportunities and dropped the opening game of the series to the West Virginia Power (5-4), 7-2, on Friday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Shorebirds went 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position and lost their 11th straight game.
The Power struck first in the first inning. Taylor Lewis placed a bunt single down the third baseline and Greg Polanco doubled through left-center field to give the Power a 1-0 lead. Polanco moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.
The Shorebirds had a golden chance in the second. Wynston Sawyer, Mikey Planeta and Gabriel Lino singled to open the inning. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Power starter Zack Von Rosenberg maneuvered out of the jam without allowing a run.
In the fifth inning, Alen Hanson hit his 12th home run of the season to stretch the lead to 4-0.
Von Rosenberg, who earned his first win, departed after six shutout innings. The Shorebirds scored in the seventh against reliever Zac Fuesser. Sammie Starr and Mychal Givens reached on back-to-back walks. Then, on an error by shortstop Hanson, Starr scored from second. Later in the inning, Jason Esposito hit a ground ball up the middle that scored Givens.
West Virgina added three runs in the eighth inning to pull away. Dan Gamache capped the frame with a two-run single through the left side of the infield to spread the lead to 7-2.
Rinku Singh allowed two hits over two scoreless innings to end the game. (Bret Lasky)
After snapping a 10-game losing streak in Brooklyn on Thursday night, the IronBirds fell to the Cyclones, 5-2 on Friday. The Cyclones plated four runs in the third inning while their pitching staff combined to strike out 17 Birds in the victory.
The first two and a half innings of Friday night’s contest had the signs of a pitcher’s duel but in the bottom of the third, the Cyclones tagged LHP Cameron Coffey for four runs. With two out and 2B Juan Gamboa on second, SS Phillip Evans blasted a two-run shot to left field. Evans’ third homer of the season put Brooklyn in front, 2-0. Next, C Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch and 1B Cole Frenzel followed with a RBI triple to right field. With three runs home in the frame, LF Stefan Sabol capped off Brooklyn’s big inning with a RBI double to left-center. In all, the Cyclones plated four runs on four hits in the bottom of the third.
RHP Rainy Lara made his second start of the season on Friday night and was perfect through four innings. 3B Torsten Boss broke up Lara’s perfect game when he led off the fifth with a triple off the wall in right field. Up next, 1B Cameron Edman singled home Boss to put the IronBirds on the board.
2B Jerome Pena put an end to Lara’s night when he blasted a solo homer to right field in the sixth inning. In 5.2 innings of work, Lara was impressive. He allowed two runs on three hits while striking out a career-high 10.
Bech Wheeler, Juan Urbina, and Matt Bowman closed out the victory for the Cyclones. The trio did not surrender a run over 3.1 innings. Lara, Wheeler, Urbina, and Bowman combined to strike out the Birds 17 times on Friday night.
Out of the Aberdeen bullpen, Ken Wise tossed two scoreless innings while Dustin Ward surrendered one run on two hits over two innings.
Cameron Coffey (0-2) got the loss in his second start of the season. Rainy Lara (2-0) notched the win for the Cyclones and Matt Bowman picked up the save in his first professional appearance. (Tim Murray)
O's lose 8-7
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