Senators -- Baysox's hopes

September 02, 1995|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Bowie Baysox's final shred of playoff hope dissipated last night when the Harrisburg Senators came from behind for a 4-2 Eastern League victory at Riverside Stadium.

A two-out Harrisburg rally in the seventh inning knocked Bowie out of the postseason picture for the first time in the franchise's three-year existence.

Singles by Tony Marabella and Bruce Chick launched the uprising against Baysox starter Doug Harris (3-5), a native of nearby Carlisle. Jon Saffer then sliced an opposite-field double into the left-field corner, scoring both runners.

Jose Paniagua (7-12) worked into the ninth for last-place Harrisburg and avoided the chance to become the league's losingest pitcher. He is tied with two others at 12.

Bowie overcame an early 1-0 deficit on bases-empty homers by B. J. Waszgis and Scott McClain.

The Baysox (67-72) had two runners on with none out in the ninth. But reliever Kirk Bullinger escaped the jam, after Waszgis had sacrificed, with a strikeout and groundout.

Bowie is 28-40 on the road this year with three more games remaining in this season-ending series. With the Baysox's loss, Trenton clinched the second Southern Division playoff berth and will meet Reading starting Tuesday.

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