BOWIE -- The Bowie Baysox scored an insurance run in the eighth inning on a wild pitch and held off the Trenton Thunder, 6-5, in a Double-A Eastern League game that marked the return of Dave Dellucci to the minor leagues.
Dellucci, sent back to Bowie by the Orioles to make room for Geronimo Berroa, went 1-for-5 and scored a run but was not a major factor offensively.
"I just need to make a mental note to try to hit the ball to the gaps," said Dellucci. "I don't expect that to take too long."
"He just needs a few games and he'll be fine," said manager Joe Ferguson.
Augie Ojeda's second double led off the eighth against Steve Smetana, and Bartt Carney sacrificed him to third. The wild pitch gave Bowie (41-39) an important cushion.
Trenton (47-35) scored in the ninth on David Gilbralter's single off Matt Snyder, who then retired the side for his league-leading 15th save.
The victory went to Alvie Shepherd (7-3), who went 5 1/3 innings and yielded home runs to Joe Depastino and Patrick Bryant, his 15th.
Bryant's bat was later inspected by the umpires and ruled off because it was an unapproved model.
Johnny Isom homered for the Baysox.
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Pub Date: 7/01/97