Jeremy Ware went 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and two RBI, and the Harrisburg Senators scored two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Bowie Baysox, 7-6, in a Class AA Eastern League game yesterday before 4,550 at Prince George's Stadium.
The Senators (59-56) cut Bowie's lead to 6-5 in the eighth inning on a solo home run by Ware and had runners on second and third with one out in the ninth when the game was delayed by rain.
When the game resumed, designated hitter Andy Tracy was intentionally walked to load the bases. Brian Schneider hit a weak grounder that resulted in a force out at second, but Schneider beat the throw to first, allowing the tying run to score. One batter later, Ware singled to center, scoring Jamey Carroll with the winning run.
"As long as you have 27 outs, you still have a chance," said Senators Manager Doug Sisson, whose team won two of three from the Baysox (59-54) and moved within one game of second place in the Southern Division. "This series was especially important because that's the team we're chasing."