Hudson Haskin highlighted a 1-2 opening weekend for the Bowie Baysox by hitting three home runs in one game, tying a Baysox record, in Sunday’s 11-6 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
His homers came in the first, fifth and seventh innings, with Bowie scoring six runs in the seventh. Haskin, the O’s No. 16 prospect is the sixth player in Baysox history to go deep three times in a game.
Jordan Westburg added a blast of his own in a game that saw three lead changes. The Orioles’ No. 6 prospect would go 5-for-13 with four RBIs in the series.
There was precious little to write home about in Saturday’s 9-2 loss to Richmond. The Flying Squirrels sprang for seven runs in the ninth off the generosity of two Baysox relievers.
Making his Double-A debut, Brandon Young got the start for Bowie and worked 4.1 innings before being relieved. Young allowed scattered baserunners, but Richmond could only reach him for one run behind a solo home run by Michael Gigliotti. Logan Gillaspie followed Young with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Baysox reliever Cameron Bishop (L, 0-1) loaded the bases to start the ninth inning on a walk and two singles before being lifted.
Shelton Perkins took over for his Double-A debut and went on to walk in two runs. Five more scored on a pair of hits, a stolen base and a wild pitch. The Richmond tally reached seven before Perkins finally worked a strikeout and pop up to end the inning.
Back on Friday’s Opening Day, the Baysox made a late push to overcome a five-run deficit but fell short to Richmond, 7-5.
Starter and O’s No. 17 prospect Drew Rom opened the season by dancing around three baserunners over the first two innings, before allowing three runs in the third inning. Base hits by Brandon Martorano and Sean Roby started it, followed by a sacrifice fly by Tyler Fitzgerald.
Rom (L, 0-1) was lifted after the third inning for Morgan McSweeney, who fired two perfect innings of relief.
Easton Lucas took the final two frames for Bowie and picked up five strikeouts. Richmond plated one final run against Lucas in the ninth inning, when Diego Rincones scored on a single by Frankie Tostado.
The Baysox begin their next series against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies Tuesday night.
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