The Bowie Baysox squared off against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Tuesday night. Knowing the Baysox would have to score a lot in order to compete with New Hampshire, Christian Walker took it upon himself to score those runs. In fact, Walker scored all of Bowie’s runs in last night’s game.
In the bottom of the first inning, Walker stepped up to the plate with one on and two outs. Trailing the Fisher Cats by one, Walker changed the score with just one swing of his bat. After taking a pitch low and away to work the count to 2-1, Walker got the green light and crushed a ball that sat up in the zone to left field.
However, Walker’s homer would not silence New Hampshire as they rallied and scored four more runs through the seventh inning, giving them a 5-2 lead headed into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Bowie loaded the bases with a single, a walk, and another single. And yet again, Christian Walker stepped up to the plate with two outs and a chance to drive in some base runners. He did just that.
After he swung and missed on a fastball up in the zone, New Hampshire’s pitcher made a mistake and put the next pitch relatively in the same spot. Walker capitalized on the mistake. He drove the ball to deep center field, clearing the bases with a three-RBI double.
The double tied the game up and helped Walker record his fifth RBI of the night, a career high for the 23-year-old. Unfortunately, his career night would not end in a win for the Baysox as they allowed a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to drop the game by a score of 7-5.
Nevertheless, Walker is continuing to tear it up in Double-A Bowie. After talking to the MASN broadcasters in the Orioles’ pregame of Monday night’s game, Walker stepped right back out onto the field and continued to perform at a high level.
Last night, Walker recorded his third home run and tenth RBI in the past ten games. Fans could almost call the former South Carolina first baseman, “Mr. Clutch.”
This season, Walker has hit .343 and drove 41 runs with runners in scoring position. In every hitting category, Walker is excelling in. Whether it is a home or away game, runners are on or not, Walker continues to record hits, drive in runs, and, above all else, hit home runs.
It is just a matter of time before Walker joins the Orioles in Baltimore. When he does, Baltimore fans may be calling this up-and-coming star “Mr. Clutch.”