Baysox gain split with Yanks, 4-1 Albany-Colonie foils Bowie in first game

July 16, 1993|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,Staff Writer

Facing a pitcher who allowed your team only two hits in his most recent game would seem like a daunting task.

But the Bowie Baysox scored two runs in the first inning and added two more in later innings to win the second game of last night's doubleheader, 4-1, against the Albany-Colonie Yankees at Memorial Stadium.

The Yankees won the first game, 4-3, by taking a 4-0 lead and holding off a late rally by the Baysox.

In the second game, the Baysox scored two early runs against Yankees pitcher Keith Garagozzo -- who had beaten the Baysox on July 7 in Albany, N.Y. The Baysox also got an RBI single from catcher Jimmy Roso in the fourth and a towering home run from designated hitter Gregg Zaun in the sixth.

Garagozzo was the losing pitcher, and his record fell to 2-3. Terry Farrar was the winning pitcher for the Baysox, and he improved his record to 4-2. By winning the second game, the Baysox improved their record to 49-40.

Baysox manager Don Buford said the major difference this time against Garagozzo was Bowie's bats.

"Last time we didn't do well because we just took his pitches, and he mixed up his pitches well," Buford said. "Tonight we had a better outing. We swung our bats and got some base hits."

The Yankees scored their run off Farrar in the second inning. With one out, designated hitter Lyle Mouton hit a double to right. After first baseman Paul Oster grounded out to third, center fielder Jason Robertson tripled to score Mouton.

Farrar struck out Jose Pineda to end the inning.

In the first game, the Yankees scored three runs in the fifth and added another in the sixth.

The Baysox started their comeback attempt in the sixth inning. First baseman T. R. Lewis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Bowie scored in the seventh to close the gap to one.

But center fielder Kyle Washington grounded out to third, and Richard Batchelor recorded his 17th save for the Yankees.

Zaun said that although the Baysox came up short, the late rally in the first game helped the team in the second game.

"The little rally in [the first] game pumped us up. . . . We just carried it over into the next game," he said.

In the first game, the Baysox began the sixth inning with two quick outs. Then Sam Ferretti walked and went to third on an errant pickoff attempt by Yankees catcher Gordon Sanchez. Lewis then drove a shot over the left-field wall for two runs.

Yankees pitcher Brien Taylor got third baseman Edgar Alfonzo on a pop to first to end the rally.

In the seventh, Baysox designated hitter Gregg Zaun hit a single to left. Yankees manager Bill Evers brought in reliever Rafael Quirico, who gotthe next two batters to ground out, and Zaun moved to third.

Jimmy Roso, pinch hitting for second baseman Brad Tyler, hit a )) single to right, and Zaun scored.

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