Baysox rally for 5-4 win G. Davis HR in 8th, run in 9th top Yanks

September 05, 1993|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

The Bowie Baysox came into their final series of the regular season needing one victory to clinch third place in the Eastern League.

Last night they got it in dramatic fashion.

Glenn Davis crashed a monster home run to wipe out a 4-3 Albany-Colonie lead in the eighth, then Bo Ortiz singled home Brad Tyler with two out in the ninth to beat the Yankees, 5-4, before 7,485 at Memorial Stadium.

The result sends the Baysox (72-67) into a best-of-five semifinal playoff series against Canton-Akron starting tomorrow night in Ohio.

A third game -- and a fourth and fifth if necessary -- will be played at Memorial Stadium starting Wednesday.

The winning rally started with a one-out walk to Tyler by loser Keith Garagozzo. With Tyler at second, T.R. Lewis was intentionally walked to get to Ortiz, who has been with the Baysox a week.

On an 0-2 pitch, Ortiz lined a solid single to left-center to hand the victory to Joe Borowski, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief.

The Baysox had not homered in their six previous games, but Davis' blast halfway up the left-field bleachers off Bruce Prybylinski in the eighth was the team's second of the night.

The first homer by Davis on his three-team rehabilitation assignment tied the score at 4.

NOTES: The Baysox will enter the playoffs with some minor injuries. Stanton Cameron, their leading home-run hitter, has been out for nine days with a sprained ankle and Jim Wawruck, their second top hitter, has a slightly pulled hamstring. Wawruck has a seven-game hitting streak and is flirting with a .300 average.

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