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No suspense, as Harrisburg easily finishes rout of Bowie, 8-3


BOWIE -- Outfielder Mark Charbonnet broke out of an early-season slump with five RBIs, pacing the Harrisburg Senators to an 8-3 victory over Bowie last night in the completion of a suspended game at Prince George's County Stadium.

Their regularly scheduled Eastern League game -- albeit

shortened to seven innings -- followed.

Play resumed last night with two out in the in the top of the fifth inning with Harrisburg leading, 7-2. The game had been halted by rain Wednesday night.

Charbonnet had four RBIs when the rain started to fall, three on his first homer with two aboard in the second inning. That came off Baysox starter and loser Scott Emerson.

He singled in another run during the Senators' four-run fifth and knocked home the final Harrisburg tally in the seventh inning with a forcing grounder.

Charbonnet entered the game 1-for-16 (.063) with no runs batted in.

The only Baysox run after play resumed was the first homer of the season by Harry Berrios, the Orioles' minor-league player of the year last season. It was also Berrios' first RBI.

Emerson (0-1) allowed six hits and six runs in 4 2/3 innings before being relieved by Scott Conner. The victory went to Ken Kendrena (2-0), who pitched three innings last night, surrendering Berrios' homer.

Starter Steve Falteisek did not return for the Senators, the defending Southern Division champions of the league.

Gregg Castaldo had three of the six hits for the Baysox, who are 1-4 at home this season.

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