Bowie breaks hex, wins 1 of 2 against Senators

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

While Bowie Baysox starter Jim Dedrick demonstrated how to continuously pitch out of jams, the Harrisburg Senators' Reid Cornelius presented the opposite.

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

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

In only his second start of the year, Dedrick (5-1) shut out the Senators, the top hitting club in the league with a team batting average of .279. Dedrick went the full seven innings while giving 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 perfectly executed sacrifice bunt to put both runners in 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 last three starts, relieved Rick Krivda at the start of the suspended game, that began in the topof 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 Brad 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 2-2.

Then the hard luck struck.

After Ryan walked Oreste Marrero, Andrews immediately floated off third. Baysox catcher Cesar Devarez threw to Alfonzo to start a rundown, but Devarez could not hold Alfonzo's return toss and Andrews scored for a 3-2 lead.

Rondell White hit a two-run single into right field to push the lead to 5-2. White's single would be the only hit off of Ryan.

Ryan walked his fourth batter, Mike Hardge, and was relieved by Dave Paveloff. Ryan is winless in three decisions against Harrisburg this year.

Cliff Floyd and Glenn Murray hit back-to-back run-scoring singles off Paveloff to complete the six-run, 10-batter fourth inning.

Bowie's offense was stagnant upon resuming the suspended game.

The Baysox conclude their 10-game homestand tonight against Harrisburg before traveling to Canton-Akron on Friday for the start of a six-game road trip.

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