BOWIE, Md. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ offensive woes continued on Wednesday as the Bowie Bay Sox defeated them for a second straight day, this time with a 4-2 loss in 10 innings.
Two of New Hampshire’s three total nights on the night came in the fourth, with Kevin Smith’s 11th double of the year bringing Santiago Espinal and Josh Palacios home for the Fisher Cats’ only lead of the night.
That play erased the lead from Ademar Rifaela’s RBI triple in the first, but Bowie responded quickly, as Brett Cumberland’s RBI double allowed Carlos Perez to even up the contest.
Both teams combined for just two more hits in regulation, as only a two-run home run in the tenth by Tusniel Diaz cut through the overwhelming pitching dominance from both sides.
Diaz and Perez each had two hits for Bowie, equaling New Hampshire’s overall output and outhitting the seven other members of the Bay Sox lineup.
The loss went to Bryan Baker (2-4), giving up two hits over the final two innings of the contest. Zach Muckerhirn (2-2) was the winner for his three outs in the tenth.
New Hampshire has one more shot at Bowie on Thursday at 6:35 p.m., sending Patrick Murphy (4-6, 3.97 ERA) against Bowie’s Marcos Molina (3-5, 3.34 ERA)