Millionth fan sees Baysox at Prince George's Stadium But first-place Thunder breezes to 9-2 victory

July 28, 1996|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,SUN STAFF

BOWIE -- The Bowie Baysox attracted their millionth fan to Prince George's Stadium last night and played a typical 1996 game for the milestone, losing to Trenton, 9-2, in Eastern League play.

Jean Callahan of Great Falls, Va., became the lucky patron, winning a prize package that included season tickets for next year and a trip for four via stretch limo to watch the Orioles at home.

The stadium opened June 16, 1994.

But this edition of the Baysox couldn't celebrate with her, as the first-place Thunder bunched four first-inning hits, including a leadoff homer by Donnie Sadler, to take a 3-0 lead.

Trenton (64-40) never looked back. Andy Abad hit a grand slam off Scott Conner in the seventh to put it out of reach.

Reliever Rick Betti made a spot start for the Thunder and didn't allow a hit until Howie Clark led off the Bowie fourth with a clean single. He went 5 2/3 scoreless innings before yielding to his bullpen mates.

The defeat was the 21st in the past 26 games for Bowie (39-67).

Pub Date: 7/28/96

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