Baysox cruise for Klingenbeck

August 20, 1994|By Brad Snyder | Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer

BOWIE -- Scott Klingenbeck won his first major-league start June 2 for the Orioles by allowing six hits, four walks and four runs over seven innings.

Last night at Double-A Bowie, he pitched the same way, scattering eight hits and one home run in seven innings -- and got similar support.

Bowie cruised to a 12-3 victory over Albany, thanks to a seven-run third inning, before a strike-induced crowd of 11,126 at Prince George's Stadium.

Klingenbeck said he did not pitch well last night, but like on June 2, he pitched well enough to win.

"I didn't think I was very sharp. I left some pitches up that should have been down in the zone," said Klingenbeck, who is bouncing back from an elbow injury. "At least I kept us in the game. We scored a lot of runs."

The third inning took care of everything. The Baysox batted around on Yankees starter Keith Heberling, who made the mistake of allowing leadoff singles to the Baysox eighth and ninth hitters, Clayton Byrne and Ken Arnold.

Byrne scored on Alex Ochoa's sacrifice fly to right field, and Goodwin legged out a base hit.

With one out, Heberling almost wriggled out of trouble. Yankee third baseman Andy Fox made a nice diving grab on Jack Voigt's shot down the left-field line, but Fox threw the ball into right field. Both Arnold and Goodwin scored on the play to give the Baysox a 3-0 lead.

Voigt scored on Hector Vargas' single up the middle. Rob Lukachyk doubled in Vargas and knocked Heberling out of the game. The Yankees brought in another left-hander, Keith Seiler, who got as little help from the Yankees' defense as Heberling did.

After forcing Doug Lindsay to ground out to first for the second out, Seiler appeared to get Scott McClain to fly out for the final out, but center fielder Jason Robertson lost the ball in the lights. Lukachyk came aroundto score. So did McClain, who slid head fast into home plate for an inside-the-park home run.

The Baysox led 7-0.

The Baysox added a run in the fifth, three in the sixth and another in the seventh.

Klingenbeck avoided trouble most of the game. He allowed two base runners in the second. Two innings later, he loaded the bases with two outs but got a long fly out to right to end the inning.

The Yankees finally got to Klingenbeck in the sixth. Sort of. Bubba Carpenter (3-for-4) led off with a homer.

Tom Wilson then followed with a single up the middle, but Klingenbeck struck out the next batter and got a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

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