Indians complete sweep of Baysox with 11-8 win Sarbaugh feasts on Bowie pitching

June 28, 1993|By Andy Call | Andy Call,Contributing Writer

CANTON, Ohio -- Canton-Akron Indians infielder Mike Sarbaugh is likely the biggest Orioles fan in the Cleveland Indians organization, but you wouldn't know it by what he does to their Double-A team.

Sarbaugh had three hits yesterday to improve his season average against Bowie to .571 and help Canton rally for an 11-8 win over the Baysox at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.

"I can't put my finger on it," said Sarbaugh, a Mount Joy, Pa., native who went to Orioles games with his family while growing up.

A 25-year-old right-handed hitter, he has four three-hit games against the Baysox this season, two each at Canton and at Memorial Stadium.

"I don't know what it is. For some reason, I seem to get a lot of hits on Sundays, too," said Sarbaugh, who is batting .242 against the rest of the Eastern League for a .315 overall average in 127 at-bats.

Canton completed a three-game sweep of the Baysox to move into second place.

"We made mistakes, and mistakes cost us the ballgames," Baysox manager Don Buford said.

Canton trailed 8-7 going into the bottom of the eighth but scored four times off loser Jim Dedrick (5-2).

An overthrow on Carlos Mota's sacrifice enabled Julio Peguero to score the tying run. Miguel Flores followed with an RBI single to left, and Manny Ramirez added his second home run of the game, crushing one more than 400 feet to center and accounting for the 11-8 final.

Greg McCarthy (2-1) picked up the win in relief, and Calvin Jones earned his fifth save.

The bright spot for Bowie was second baseman Brad Tyler, who walked four times and doubled. That gave Tyler four hits, four runs and four RBI in the series.

"Brad's been hitting the ball consistently well all year," Buford said. "Now, they're falling in for him."

Cleveland reliever Ted Power made his second rehabilitation-assignment start for Canton, and the Baysox responded with nine hits and three runs (two earned) in four innings off the 38-year-old right-hander.

Bowie starter Rick Krivda came into the game with the third-best ERA in the league (2.80), but gave up seven runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Bowie begins a three-game series tonight in Reading, Pa., then returns to Memorial Stadium on Thursday to play host to the New Britain Red Sox.

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