ALTOONA, PA — Altoona, PA – Three seventh inning errors led to two unearned runs for Altoona as the Baysox fell 7-4 in the series opener Monday night. Bowie committed a season-high four errors in the loss.
The Baysox grabbed the lead early. In the second inning after three consecutive one-out singles loaded the bases, LF Mike Yastrzemski lifted a bases-clearing triple to right-center field. Three runs scored on the play. Yastrzemski was soon to follow as CF Glynn Davis singled him home and Bowie had a 4-0 lead.
That would hold until the sixth inning. That is when Baysox starter Tim Berry saw the tables turn. Curve RF Stetson Allie doubled into the left-center field alley with the bases loaded in a four-run rally to tie the game.
An inning later, Bowie’s normally steady defense would let them down. After an error by Yastrzemski allowed a baserunner an extra base, runners were at the corners with two down. Allie hit a foul pop to the right side, but 2B Garabez Rosa called off 1B Sean Halton and dropped the ball to keep the inning alive. Allie then hit a hard ground ball through the legs of Halton, and the lead run scored for the Curve. The three-error inning would end up leading to two unearned runs.
Altoona grabbed first place in the Eastern League’s West with the win. Halton had a big night at the plate going 3-for-5 with two doubles in the defeat.
The series continues Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00p.m. with RHP Elih Villanueva on the hill. Coverage will begin 20-minutes prior to first pitch on 1430wnav.com and via the Tune-In Radio App by searching Bowie Baysox.