Cameron's 3 extra-base hits can't save Baysox in 7-6 loss

May 10, 1993|By Andy Call | Andy Call,Contributing Writer

CANTON, Ohio -- It might be fair to say Baysox right fielder Stanton Cameron got off to a slow start this season. It also might be fair to say that his slow start is history.

Cameron had three extra-base hits yesterday in a 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Canton Indians at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.

The Baysox lost two of three in the series to fall a half-game behind Canton in the battle for second place in the Double-A Eastern League. But Cameron still could smile after he collected two doubles and a triple to go with the home run he hit Saturday night.

He was 0-for-8 in a series at Memorial Stadium before batting 6-for-12 in three games at Canton.

"It's certainly a different look for a hitter there [Memorial] with the wide surroundings," said Cameron, 23. "It makes the rest of these [EL] parks look pretty small."

Cameron came into the series batting .237 with five extra-base hits. He left batting .273 with nine extra-base hits.

"He [Cameron] and I had a little chat about being more aggressive," Baysox manager Don Buford said. "I told him he didn't have to be that selective, not as well as he's been swinging the bat."

Tracy Sanders' pinch-hit single with one out in the 10th inning won it for Canton.

David Bell led off the 10th with a double off Bowie reliever Rafael Chaves (0-1). Two batters later, Sanders lined a shot down the first-base line to score Bell.

Eric Stone (3-0) was the winner in relief for Canton.

The Baysox scored three runs in the ninth to tie the score. RBI singles by Gregg Zaun and Brad Tyler cut a 6-3 deficit to 6-5. With two out, T .R. Lewis drilled a short hopper to Bell at third base. Bell dropped the ball, and Zaun came in from third.

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