Yahn extends Double-A hitting streak to five games.
BOWIE, Md. — A Manny Melendez RBI single in the 7th inning gave the Hartford Yard Goats a 3-2 win over the Bowie Baysox in front of 1,134 at Prince George’s Stadium Monday night.
Hartford (3-3) opened the scoring two pitches into the game. Melendez led off with a solo home run to right-center field for his fourth long ball of the season and gave the visitors a quick 1-0 lead. A wild pitch in the third inning allowed the Goats to tack on a second run and take a 2-0 advantage.
The Baysox answered in the fourth inning, hitting a team cycle to tie the game at 2-2. Carlos Perez led off the inning with a laser beam to left field for his third home run of the season. After a double play erased a Rylan Bannon single,T.J. Nichting kept the inning alive with a triple and then scored on a Willy Yahn ground-rule double past the leap of left fielder Vance Vizcaino.
Yahn has recorded at least one hit in each of the five Double-A contests he’s played in since his promotion from Class-A Advanced Frederick on June 19.
Despite taking the loss, Marcos Molina tossed a quality start to keep the hosts in the game. In his eighth such start, the righty allowed three runs in six innings and scattered nine hits.
Bowie (4-2) and Hartford continue their three-game weekday series Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. Being the 25th and halfway to the holiday season, the Baysox will celebrate Christmas in June, complete with snow from the Maryland Black Bears and Santa Claus himself.
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