Devarez's slam lifts Baysox, 11-6

June 04, 1994|By From Staff Reports

COLLEGE PARK -- Cesar Devarez hit a first-inning grand slam and added a bases-empty home run in the fifth, leading the Bowie Baysox to an 11-6 victory over the Harrisburg Senators last night at the University of Maryland's Shipley Field.

The win moved the Baysox to within one-half game of the Southern Division-leading Senators.

Bowie's Edgar Alfonzo singled in Curtis Goodwin with the game's first run. Then with the bases loaded and one out, Devarez knocked a homer off B.J. Wallace (1-3) to left center field.

The Baysox scored two in the second inning before the Senators rallied in the third.

George Virgilio doubled and Lance Rice singled, opening the inning. Virgilio scored when Mark Grudzielanek grounded into a double play. Two singles and a walk reloaded the bases and Yamil Benitez unloaded a grand slam to center field, pulling the Senators to 7-5.

A two-run homer by Basilio Ortiz in the fourth and Devarez's lead-off homer in the fifth helped the Baysox extend their lead.

Kevin Ryan (3-0) allowed seven hits and six runs in five innings. He replaced Scott Klingenbeck, who was called up to the Orioles on Thursday, in the starting rotation.

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