The Bowie Baysox squared off against the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Saturday night. Coming off of back-to-back wins over Richmond during the doubleheader on Friday, Bowie set their sights on taking the series on Saturday.
With Tyler Wilson on the mound for the Baysox, the team got to see their starter pitch seven strong innings while only allowing two hits and no earned runs. He also fanned seven batters during his outing.
As Wilson shut down the Richmond bats, it was Bowie’s job to get hits and give Wilson some run support. On Saturday, the team did not let Wilson down.
Over nine innings, Bowie recorded 12 hits and scored three runs. The first two runs came in the top of the second inning. Both Garabez Rosa and Ronald Bermudez singled for a run in the inning. Later in the game, Christian Walker extended the Baysox lead in the seventh.
Once Nolan Reimold stole second base, Walker drove the ball to right field for a single, scoring Reimold in the process. This was Walker’s third single of the ball game and it helped give Bowie’s relievers the run support they needed to put Richmond away for the 3-0 victory.
Walker’s three-hit night was his fourth multi-hit outing in the past ten games. Despite only hitting one home run in the past ten games, Walker still leads the team in both home runs (18) and RBIs (72). His .316 batting average and .375 on-base percentage are things to marvel at if you are an Orioles fan being that Baltimore’s first baseman is barely batting his weight at the moment.
Walker is tearing it up in Bowie this year and continues to show why he deserves a shot in the Major Leagues.