Jim Dedrick pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings while picking up for Terry Farrar and the Bowie Baysox defeated the New Britain Red Sox, 5-0, in the first game of a Double-A Eastern League doubleheader last night at Memorial Stadium.
The game had been suspended May 16 with one out in the top of the fourth inning and the Baysox leading 3-0 behind Farrar.
Bowie (41-34) wasted little time adding to its edge against
Stephen Mintz, scoring twice in the fifth inning on an RBI single by T. R. Lewis and a force out by Edgar Alfonzo.
There was opportunity for more, but one out was recorded at third on Alfonzo's apparent looping single to left that turned into a fielder's choice. Another out came when Lewis was thrown out at the plate after trying to score from second when the Red Sox went for a double play (and missed the out at first) on a grounder.
Dedrick gave up four singles and a fifth runner when Kyle Washington erred on a routine fly ball to right-center. But he was aided by two double plays and only one Red Sox runner reached second against him.
He has a 5-2 record and 1.55 ERA this season as a reliever.
In the original meeting, Stanton Cameron doubled in a first-inning run for the Baysox and they added two runs in the second on an RBI double by Washington and Tim Holland's single.
The victory was Bowie's fourth straight and its fifth by shutout. The Baysox are 25-12 at Memorial Stadium.
* The Baysox have purchased a new lightweight tarpaulin to prevent repeats of the problems that arise when volunteers have to be solicited to pull the old tarp onto the field during sudden storms.
During the previous homestand, about 50 people were brought out of the stands when an unexpected and heavy storm hit Memorial Stadium. They left a portion of the infield uncovered, it became a muddy mess and the game had to be postponed.
"We figured we'd need the tarp in Bowie anyway," said owner Peter Kirk. "It's just like the one we use in Frederick."
The new tarp is 925 pounds, less than one-third the weight of the leftover major-league tarp. It is black on one side, gray on the other and will be applied by side depending on the weather.
NOTES: The Baysox are expecting large crowds tonight and tomorrow night when Morganna and Max Patkin make their annual appearances. . . . Chito Martinez, who has been with the Baysox since the end of April, will report to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings today to continue his comeback from a knee injury. He batted only 12 times for the Baysox, getting one hit.