Baysox break hex, win 1 of 2 against Senators

June 23, 1993|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer

On a night when Bowie Baysox starter Jim Dedrick demonstrated how to continuously pitch out of jams, the Harrisburg Senators' Reid Cornelius showed how not to.

Dedrick held four Senators in scoring position from crossing the plate in four of his seven innings, and the Baysox scored four runs with two outs for a 5-0 seven-inning victory over Eastern League-leading Harrisburg in the second game of a doubleheader before 3,070 at Memorial Stadium last night.

In the first game, Bowie right-hander Kevin Ryan fell victim to five unearned runs in a six-run fourth, and Harrisburg ran away with a 7-2 seven-inning victory.

The Baysox (36-30) broke a six-game losing streak to the Senators (51-17) with their win, but still trail them by 14 games.

In only his second start of the year, Dedrick (5-1) shut out the Senators, the top hitting club in the Double-A league with a batting average of .279. Dedrick went the full seven innings and gave up five hits.

Dedrick pitched five innings for a no-decision against the Binghamton Mets more than two weeks ago in his only other start.

Cornelius (5-3) walked six, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch in giving up five runs in 3 2/3 innings.

In the third inning of the second game, the Baysox began with runners on first and second after Jimmy Roso walked and Brad Tyler singled. Jim Wawruck dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt to put both runners into scoring position.

T. R. Lewis drove Roso home for a 1-0 Bowie lead with a ground out to shortstop Chris Martin.

Brent Miller pulled a two-out double down the right-field line for a 2-0 Baysox advantage. It was Miller's 35th RBI, which tops Bowie.

Wawruck and Lewis hit back-to-back RBI singles with two outs in the fourth to expand Bowie's advantage to 4-0. Wawruck later stole home when catcher Lance Rice inadvertently threw to second on a walk by Sherman Obando.

In the first game, Ryan's hard luck continued even as a reliever. Ryan (3-8), who is 0-3 with 6.62 ERA in his past three starts, relievedRick Krivda at the start of the suspended game, that began in the top of the fourth inning with Bowie ahead 2-1.

After one-out walks to Tyrone Woods and Shane Andrews, Chris Martin reached base on an unsuccessful attempt by Bowie second baseman Tyler to force Andrews at second on Martin's grounder, which loaded the bases. Rob Fitzpatrick tapped a slow roller to Baysox third baseman Edgar Alfonzo, who decided to throw to first as Woods scored the inning's only earned run to tie the game at 2.

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