One of the highlights of a bounceback week for Bowie was an extra-inning win Friday, involving a four-run comeback and another three-run comeback.
The Baysox captured their second extra-inning win of the season that night, overcoming a four-run deficit for the second-consecutive night, walking off the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 9-8, in 10 innings.
Bowie trailed by four runs for most of the game, but an eighth inning home run by Cody Roberts and a ninth inning home run by Joey Ortiz led Bowie to the tie.
In the 10th inning with Jensen Elliot (W, 4-4) on the mound, Binghamton placed the free runner, Wyatt Young, at third base thanks to a soft line drive single by Alvarez. Young was good for an unearned run off a Brett Baty’s single and two more brought in a single by Cortes, making it 8-5.
Again, down by three runs and with Greg Cullen placed at second, Andrew Daschbach was hit by a pitch, and Chris Givin walked. Christopher Cespedes singled in the two runners.
With Bowie, again, down to their final out, Adam Hall bounced a ball over the head of pitcher Josh Heijka (L, 2-1), bringing in Cespedes to tie the game. With the bases loaded and two outs, Roberts looped a liner to right field, driving in Watson for Bowie’s third walk-off of the season.
After a 3-2 week last week, the bubble had to burst sometime, and it did Tuesday in an 11-0 loss to the Erie Seawolves.
Making matters worse, even their second ninth inning game-tying home run in less than a week couldn’t stop the Baysox from their seventh walk-off loss of the season last night, dropping another game to the SeaWolves, 5-4, in 11 innings.
In Bowie’s final chance in the ninth inning, Watson belted a game-tying two-run home run off Erie’s Zac Houston, Watson’s third home run of the season. Despite the heroics, Bowie could not manage a baserunner in the 10th or 11th innings, as Yaya Chentouf (W, 2-1) held them scoreless.
Bowie’s record falls to 25-40 on the season, good for last in the Southwest Division, making them the second Eastern League team to reach 40 losses in 2022. Binghamton, last in the league’s Northeast Division with 41 losses, was the first to 40 losses.
Bowie and Erie will continue their six-game series today at UPMC Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. EST.
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