Bowie Throws Five-Hit Shutout To Beat B-Mets

BINGHAMTON, NY - Three Bowie Baysox pitchers combined to throw a five-hit shutout to win the second game in this weekend's three game series on Saturday night. Jason Scobie pitched well for the Mets in his second start at the double-A level, but received no help from his offense as the Mets lost 3-0.

Bowie centerfielder Tim Raines Jr. scored the first run for the Baysox in the first inning. With two outs, Raines walked, and scored all the way from first on a single to centerfield by Doug Gredvig.

That run would be all that the Baysox pitching staff would need. Starter Jacobo Sequea (1-1) kept the Mets off balance for 6 2/3 innings, scattering three hits and three walks while striking out three. Sequea was credited with the win for his performance.

With two out and Ron Acuna on first base, Eddy Rodriguez relieved Sequea. Rodriguez got Marvin Seale to pop out to end the inning. The right threw 1 1/3 innings allowing two hits and striking out three.

The Mets were unable to get anything going throughout the game. The B-Mets didn't get a man past second base until the final inning of the game. In the bottom of the ninth, Danny Garcia reached on an infield single, and Craig Brazell added a single to centerfield.

Rodriguez was lifted in favor of Bowie closer Aaron Rakers with nobody out and the Mets threatening to make some magic. Rakers got Ron Acuna to hit a chopper to the second baseman Mike Fontenot, who fielded, stepped on second and threw to first to complete the double play, leaving Garcia at third with two outs for Mike Jacobs. Two weeks ago, Jacobs hit a walk-off homerun to defeat the Trenton Thunder, but tonight he was overpowered by Rakers and struck out swinging to end the game. Rakers earned his fourth save of the season.

Scobie (0-1) was charged with the loss, despite pitching well. The right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. Tim Lavigne pitched well in relief, throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and Eric Cammack came on the ninth inning and struck out the side.

The rubber match of this series is Sunday at 1:30pm. Jake Joseph (2-1, 2.16) takes the mound for Binghamton. He will face off against Matt Riley (1-1, 3.86) of the Baysox.

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