Baysox turn on power to reclaim second, 12-5 Holland leads way with 2 home runs


CANTON, Ohio -- The Bowie Baysox have found a home away from home in the Eastern League.

The Double-A Baysox, who had recorded 12 of their 19 home runs this season at Memorial Stadium, blasted Canton pitching for five homers last night in a 12-5 victory at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.

Edgar Alfonzo, Tim Holland (two) and Stanton Cameron all hit home runs off Paul Shuey (2-3), Cleveland's No. 1 draft pick in 1992.

Gregg Zaun contributed Bowie's fifth homer of the night.

Shuey saw his ERA jump to 7.94 as the Baysox had 10 hits and eight earned runs off him in 4 1/3 innings.

The Baysox reclaimed second place after having given it up to Canton with Friday night's 8-2 loss.

Baysox starter Jose Mercedes had to leave the game in the second inning. He apparently reinjured a finger hurt in a game against Canton last week at Memorial Stadium. Chuck Ricci came on in relief to improve to 4-0.

Bowie teed off on Shuey for four runs on four hits in the first inning.

Brad Tyler led off with a fly to deep center that Canton's Omar Ramirez couldn't handle at the wall. Tyler ended up on third and scored on a T.R. Lewis single down the first-base line. Three batters later, Alfonzo hit a three-run homer to left.

The series concludes today at 1:35 with Canton's Albie Lopez (3-1, 2.20) against Bowie's Rick Krivda (3-1, 2.12).

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