The Bowie Baysox were not intimidated by Trenton starter Jason Sekany's unbeaten record, battering the former University of Virginia right-hander for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings en route to an 11-4 victory over the Thunder in a Class AA Eastern League game before 4,109 last night at Prince George's Stadium.
Sekany (6-1) entered the game with a 4.71 earned run average, but Trenton's ability to score nearly six runs per game had helped him greatly. Bowie got to Sekany for five runs on six hits when he started against them June 4, but Northern Division-leading Trenton (43-19) won, 7-5, in 13 innings.
Last night, Sekany breezed through the first two innings, but Bowie (36-27) got three runs on three hits in the third. The right-hander then couldn't make it out of the fourth, when the Baysox batted around and had five runs on five hits.
Cesar Devarez had a two-run single in the third and Howie Clark had an RBI groundout in the fourth to make it 4-1 before Tom Hage, Rick Short and Tim DeCinces followed with RBI hits. Carlos Casimiro later greeted reliever Tim Dixon with an RBI double for the inning's final run.
"It's always a good challenge to face someone who is 6-0," Short said. "We did a good job of stringing some hits together; we got the timely hits tonight."