Baysox end slide, 2-0, with DuBois

August 08, 1993|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

A rain delay last night ruined Brian DuBois' bid for a complete game, but it didn't prevent him from winning his fifth straight game.

The Bowie left-hander departed after five innings and a 1-hour, 2-minute delay with a two-run lead. Chuck Ricci protected it, as the Baysox beat Reading, 2-0, in the seven-inning opener of a doubleheader at Memorial Stadium.

It was a key game for the skidding Baysox (56-54), who had lost seven of their previous nine and 13 of 19 and had not won a series in a month.

They are in fourth place, the final qualifying position for the Eastern League playoffs, with Binghamton and London bearing down.

DuBois allowed only four singles and the Phillies put only two men in scoring position against him, both times with two out.

Ricci had to squirm out of the only real threat Reading mounted after he entered for the final two innings.

With one out in the sixth, Rob Grable singled and Tom Nuneviller walked. Ricci struck out Jason Moler before Phil Geisler hit a line shot to center for a single.

But the hit merely loaded the bases as Reading played it conservatively. Ricci then got Ron Lockett to hit into an inning-ending force out.

The Baysox had three hits, one a double, and a walk in the first inning-- and did not score. Leadoff man Jason Alstead was cut down at the plate while trying to score on Brad Tyler's double.

But Reading starter and loser Craig Holman walked the first two hitters in the third and Bowie cashed in with the only runs of the game.

T. R. Lewis singled home the first on a run-and-hit plate, the ball shooting through the spot the second baseman had just vacated to cover the bag.

Stanton Cameron bounced into a double play before Jim Wawruck -- a designated hitter because of sore legs -- doubled down the right-field line to score Tyler.

That was enough for DuBois, the former Detroit Tiger who is trying to rebound from arm trouble.

DuBois was the winner in the only two games the Baysox won during their last homestand. The team is 7-1 in his eight starts.

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