BOWIE, MD – The Trenton Thunder and Bowie Baysox split a doubleheader Wednesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.
Game 1 was a 3-0 victory, in which Vicente Campos got the start for Trenton and went the distance in a complete game three-hit shutout. He allowed his first hit on a grounder from Herny Urrutia in the bottom of the fifth inning with one out as it was smothered in shallow right field by Cito Culver, but he couldn’t get the ball out of his mitt to attempt a throw. Campos did not allow another hit until there was one out in the seventh inning, halting any Bowie comeback effort until the waning moments.
All the runs in the game came on a two-out, bases-loaded triple by Billy Fleming to get the Thunder out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the 5th. Those runs were enough for the victory behind Campos’ strong performance.
In Game 2, the Thunder used an RBI single in the first inning from Lane Adams for a 1-0 lead which kept the Baysox at bay until the third inning. After the first two men were retired in the frame by starter Jordan Montgomery, Bowie used consecutive singles to set the table for Quincy Latimore’s 7th home run of the season. The blast over the 405-foot mark in centerfield gave Bowie the lead, 3-1.
They’d add an insurance run an inning later, which would prove significant as the Thunder rallied in the final frame. Off the Baysox bullpen, the Thunder received RBI singles by Lane Adams and Billy Fleming in the seventh inning to draw back to within a run, 4-3. Michael O’Neill replaced Fleming as a pinch-runner and against the newly-inserted Genison Reyes, Dante Bichette Jr. hit a fly ball to the wall that had Julio Borbon make a leaping catch to rob extra bases, save a run and end the ballgame.
The Thunder and Baysox wrap-up the three-game series Thursday night at Prince George’s Stadium with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. Pregame coverage begins at 6:20 p.m. on 91.3 FM WTSR, 1490 AM WBCB and online at www.trentonthunder.com.