Baysox give way to rain, plan June doubleheader BASEBALL

April 22, 1993|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

After a delay of less than an hour, the Bowie Baysox postponed last night's scheduled Eastern League game against the Binghamton Mets at Memorial Stadium.

It was rescheduled as part of a twi-night doubleheader on June 7 when Binghamton returns here.

Baysox manager Don Buford agreed that there was no sense waiting any longer. "The airport indicated we were going to get thunderstorms later," he said. "There was no reason to play this early in the season. Our field could have taken some rain, but it doesn't dry as well as Camden Yards."

The team's pitching rotation was backed up a day with Jose Mercedes (0-1) moved to tonight's series finale against the Mets.

Rick Krivda, Kevin Ryan and Jason Satre will pitch for Bowie in this weekend's series at Harrisburg.

Only a few scattered seats were occupied at the stadium for the Double-A team, which has won four straight and was in a virtual tie for second place in the league with Harrisburg.

Buford said the lean crowds since opening day have "not been a disappointment, but I really thought we'd have more here Monday when the Orioles were off just to see what the Baysox were about."

That game drew 1,277, despite good weather.

"I tend to feel as the season goes on, parents with kids will come to see us when school is out and the weather stabilizes," he said.

Box-seat holders from last night can use their rain checks in exchange for a future game and those with general admission tickets can turn in their stubs at Gate W2 for another game.

NOTES: Jeffrey Hammonds was not in the lineup last night while he continued to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction. Hammonds was out for the third time in five days. . . . The Liberty Road Recreation and Parks Council is holding a Day with the Baysox Sunday, June 6. Tickets may be purchased at Milford Mill High School or Deer Park Middle School with proceeds to benefit the LRRPC lighted field fund. For more information, call 887-0700 or 887-0765. . . . Stanton Cameron struck out once in the first five games; seven times in the next six. . . . Tommy Taylor has not allowed an earned run in his past three relief appearances. . . . Brent Miller, recovering from a quadriceps pull, is available to pinch hit and will probably return to the lineup this weekend.

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