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Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. Caleb Joseph had three hits as a designated hitter, but it wasn’t enough for Bowie to secure a victory.

Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. Caleb Joseph had three hits as a designated hitter, but it wasn’t enough for Bowie to secure a victory.

Published on: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

By Daniel Kucin Jr.

Bowie Baysox ace Mike Wright didn’t have much of a chance to show what he could do against the Binghamton Mets last Thursday, as the Baysox lost 7-4 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie.

Wright pitched two and one-third innings and allowed two runs on four hits before play was stopped because of inclement weather during a 1 hour and 58 minute rain delay.

Wright walked Wilfredo Tovar and Richard Lucas to start the second inning. Daniel Muno drove in the first run of the game with a one-out single to left field that scored Tovar, 1-0. Wright threw a wild pitch to bring in the second run of the game after Lucas crossed home plate from third base, 2-0.

After the rain delay, scoring did not resume until the fifth inning. Garabez Rosa knocked a lead-off single to center field, and Mets pitcher Hamilton Bennett walked Dariel Alvarez. With two outs remaining, Niuman Romero cashed in with a single to center field to bring in Rosa and cut the lead to two, 3-1.

Binghamton tacked on another run the following inning for good measure. Tovar hit a one-out

double to center field and advanced to third base after Kyle Hudson committed a fielding error. That set up a two-out double by Alonzo Harris to go up by three, 4-1.

The Mets piled on some more insurance runs in the eighth against Baysox reliever Tim Bascom. Bascom let the first three batters he faced on with singles. Blake Forsythe drove in a run on the third single of the sequence, and Alfonzo Harris hit a sacrifice fly to bring in the second run of the inning. After walking the next two batters, Bascom allowed the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly hit by Josh Rodriguez, 7-1.

Bowie managed to score a run in the bottom of the eighth. Buck Britton hit a lead-off single to get things started. He moved to second base after Caleb Joseph reached first with a single to left field, and Britton advanced to third when Seth Loman reached on a groundout. Brandon Waring stepped up by hitting a sacrifice fly to bring slowly chip away at the lead.

The Baysox made a late comeback rally, but it was all to no avail. After Catcher Brain Ward was hit by a pitch in the ninth with one out remaining, Hudson reached on a throwing error to let two on base. Romero advanced both runners by grounding out, and Britton drove them in with a two-out double to right field, 7-4.

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