The Bowie Baysox squared off against the Binghamton Mets on Friday evening. The Baysox were trying to bounce back from their 4-9 loss the night before.
They got off to an early 4-0 lead thanks to the home runs by Buck Britton and Garabez Rosa. After Binghamton scored a run in the bottom of the third inning, Bowie added two more runs in the top of the fourth inning with a two-run Glynn Davis home run.
Unfortunately, the Mets rallied for five runs throughout the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game up at 6-a-piece.
Not to be outdone, Bowie regained the lead in the sixth inning due to a throwing error made by the Mets catcher allowing Ronald Bermudez to score from third base. In the seventh inning, two wild pitches thrown from the Mets’ pitcher allowed Mike Yastrzemski to score all the way from second base.
After Binghamton scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to make the score 8-7. Headed into the bottom of the ninth inning, Oliver Drake replaced Jason Gurka. After forcing the Mets lead-off hitter to ground out for the first out of the inning, Drake gave up a one out double followed up by an RBI triple to tie the game up at 8. Hopes of Drake getting out of the inning were crushed with the next pitch as Drake threw a wild pitch; allowing the runner to score from third base to win the game.
Although Bowie lost the game in heartbreaking fashion, a positive to take away from the game was that Yastrzemski had yet another multi-hit game. Yaz went 2-5 for the second night in a row. He is now batting .309/.373/.529 in 16 games with the Baysox.
The Baysox play Binghamton again at 4:05 today in hopes to get back to their winning ways.