Trio of Homers Lift Baysox to Victory


— The Baysox bats woke up a 9-2 victory over New Britain Wednesday night as every batter in the line-up recorded at least one hit. The offense combined for 13 hits and scored six runs off three two-run homers in the bottom of the fifth inning to take control of the game.

Starter Parker Bridwell (3-4, 4.12) threw seven strong innings, giving up two runs on four hits while fanning six batters and walking none. Reliever Ashur Tolliver pitched two scoreless innings to finish out the game, allowing two hits while walking one and striking out one batter.

Playing in his fifth game of an MLB Rehab Assignment with the Baysox, Baltimore Orioles infielder Jonathan Schoop had another strong game, hitting a two-run homer to get the scoring started in the fifth inning. He finished the game 1-for-4 and he also helped turn a double play in the field.

The Baysox scored first in the bottom of the second after a lead-off single from Trey Mancini, who was able to make it to third after New Britain left fielder Mike Tauchman bobbled the hit and was charged with an error. Rossmel Perez plated Mancini on a sacrifice fly to left field to give the Baysox a 1-0 lead.

The Rock Cats jumped out in front in the third inning against Bridwell. Leading off, Will Swanner hit a solo home run to tie the game and Juan Ciriaco followed with a double. Ciriaco was moved to third on a ground out and brought home on a single from Tauchman to give New Britain a 2-1 lead.

The Baysox took the lead back in the fifth inning in exciting fashion. Quincy Latimore singled and was brought home on a homer from Schoop. Brandon Snyder then reached on a double and was brought home by a homer from Mancini, and in the following at bat Perez singled and was then plated by David Freitas’ third home run of the year. The six run rally gave the Baysox a 7-2 lead over the Rock Cats.

New Britain sent in Jose Ortega to relieve Ryan Carpenter in the seventh and the Baysox added to their lead. Ozzie Martinez led off with a double and moved to third on a single from Snyder. Trey Mancini was then walked and Martinez scored on a wild pitch from Ortega. Glynn Davis then singled to score Snyder from second and the two runs put the Baysox up 9-2.