Halted by storm, Baysox to resume 8-8 tie tonight

June 09, 1993|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer

Thunder and lightning showed up in abundance at Memorial Stadium last night, and some of it was not weather-related.

Before a violent thunderstorm halted the game between the Bowie Baysox and the Binghamton Mets in the top of the fifth inning, the teams played to an 8-8 tie and combined for 18 hits.

The game will be resumed tonight at 6:05, with Binghamton batting and no one out with Frank Jacobs on first. The regularly scheduled game will follow, and it will be a seven-inning contest.

Last night's offensive show included three home runs and five doubles, and it left Baysox starter Jose Mercedes searching for his first victory of the season.

The Baysox had a chance to sneak away with a victory as thunderstorms moved in at the start of the fifth inning. After Mercedes gave up six runs to blow a 3-0 lead in the top of the third, Bowie rallied for five in the fourth, its biggest inning of the season.

After two Baysox errors helped the Mets tie the game in the fifth, the rain came.

Chuck Ricci (5-1, 1.80) will start the fifth inning for the Baysox tonight.

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