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Baysox's Forney pitches 7-inning perfect game AMERICAN LEAGUE


TRENTON, N.J. -- Left-hander Rick Forney pitched a seven-inning perfect game to lead the Bowie Baysox past the Trenton Thunder, 8-0, in the second game of an Eastern League doubleheader last night.

In the first game, Tony Clark's run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Trenton a 3-2 victory.

Forney (11-6), from Annapolis, struck out five. Trenton's Evan Pratte grounded out to first baseman Jack Voigt to end the game.

The Thunder came close to breaking up the perfect game in the seventh when Justin Mashore hit a bouncer inches foul down the third base line. Then he grounded to third, where Scott McClain bobbled the ball but threw across his body to get the out.

Edgar Alfonzo led the Bowie offense with three hits and three RBI. The Baysox scored five in the fifth and five in the seventh to beat Shannon Withem (4-11).

In his only start last season for Bowie, Forney one-hit the Albany-Colonie Yankees on Sept. 2.

In the first game, Bowie led 2-1 on Alex Ochoa's RBI single in the seventh. But the Thunder tied the score on Joe Dellicarri's single in the bottom of the inning.

Mike Guilfoyle (5-6) earned the win for the Thunder. Joe Borowski (1-3) took the loss for the Baysox, who are 0-7 in extra-inning games.

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