Five-run 8th fuels 10-4 rout for Baysox

June 17, 1996|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,SUN STAFF

BOWIE -- It was the second anniversary of the first game at Prince George's Stadium, and the Bowie Baysox celebrated yesterday in the same fashion they had when they opened the facility.

They routed the Binghamton Mets.

A five-run eighth inning broke open a close game and the Baysox prevailed in their Double-A Eastern League meeting, 10-4, before a Father's Day crowd of 6,386.

At the same time, Bowie unveiled a new hero, center fielder David Dellucci, who arrived from the Frederick Keys to deliver four hits, including a franchise-record-tying three doubles.

"I had made arrangements to fly out to Baton Rouge [La.] because we had five days off for the all-star break at Frederick," said Dellucci. "We were going to have a crawfish party.

"But I'll take this. It was exciting all around. I got in at 4: 35 this morning from Kinston [N.C.] and I was playing on pure adrenalin."

Dellucci, a 10th-round draftee last June, batted .329 in 52 games with the Keys.

The Baysox (27-39) amassed a season-high 16 hits. Danny Clyburn, Willis Otanez and Kevin Curtis homered, and Tommy Davis equaled the Bowie record by hitting in his 16th consecutive game.

Pub Date: 6/17/96

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