Ryan struggles in 8-3 Baysox loss

June 18, 1993|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,Staff Writer

It was a step backward for Kevin Ryan and the Baysox.

Ryan, a 22-year-old right-hander, struggled through April, but his ERA was a credible 3.68 over his previous six starts heading into last night's assignment against the Reading Phillies.

The Baysox scored single runs in each of the first three innings, but Ryan wilted in the middle innings and the Phillies cruised to an 8-3 victory before 1,643 at Memorial Stadium.

It was the seventh loss in nine games for Bowie (34-27), which remains in second place in the Double-A Eastern League, albeit 12 games behind the streaking Harrisburg Senators.

Ryan was charged with all eight Reading runs, gave up 11 hits, walked two and had no strikeouts, as his record dropped to 3-7.

The Phillies' first 10 hits were singles, and Ryan finally was lifted after an RBI double by Tom Nuneviller made it 7-3 with one out in the seventh.

Fifth-place Reading (29-33) had only one well-hit ball in a two-run fourth inning that began with a walk. It broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run sixth that featured a pivotal two-run single by Steve Bieser.

The Baysox were shut down after the third inning by Darrell Goedhart, who entered with a 3-7 record and a 5.78 ERA.

Goedhart retired 17 of 18 hitters before Bowie loaded the bases in the ninth with a belated rally that included a single by Sherman Obando. Stanton Cameron's game-ending drive to right stayed on the warning track, and Goedhart had a six-hitter and his first complete game.

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