5-run 7th Inning Carries Reading Past Baysox, 10-9

Minor Leagues

April 23, 1997|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,SUN STAFF

A lot happened in the game, and most of it was unsightly.

There were 12 unearned runs, eight official errors and 12 walks. Throw in two wild pitches, two passed balls and a slight injury to Bowie starter Julio Moreno for good measure.

But, in the final summation, it was a three-run, seventh-inning double by Reading's Steve Carver that settled a wild, 10-9 Phillies victory last night in a Double-A Eastern League game at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie.

Moreno and Reading starter Tony Fiore were in a scoreless duel after two innings when Moreno was forced to leave after straining a muscle while fielding a sacrifice bunt.

The two teams then traded drawn-out rallies the rest of the game before Carver, a left-handed batter, connected against the Baysox's only left-handed pitcher to decide it.

Bowie (9-6) had leads of 5-2 and 9-5 before the Phillies scored five runs with two out in the seventh against Jason Bullard and Lane (0-1).

The loss was the fifth in the past seven games for the Baysox, who had swept a two-game series at Reading last week.

Bulls 4, Keys 3: Durham (9-9) erased a 3-0 deficit with a two-run sixth and ninth and dumped visiting Frederick in Single-A Carolina League play.

Mark Seaver allowed two unearned runs in seven innings for the Keys (11-6), and Francis Hernandez took the loss after allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in the ninth.

Boll Weevils 9, Shorebirds 5: Visiting Delmarva (8-12) dropped its fifth consecutive Single-A South Atlantic League game, as Piedmont (10-8) swept a four-game series and won its sixth straight and 10th in 12 tries.

The Shorebirds blew 4-0 and 5-2 leads.

Pub Date: 4/23/97

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