The Orioles named Tim Bascom their minor league pitcher of the year in 2011 after going 10-4 with a 2.97 ERA in 136.1 innings pitched between Frederick and Bowie, and it was a good sight to see last night when he took the mound in Bowie’s home and season opener versus the Harrisburg Senators and pitched six innings, allowing only three hits and no runs while posting a 4:1 K:BB ratio on the night.

The Senators lineup included MLB players Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel, both with the team for rehab stints as the season starts and they are coming off of injury.  The major league talent didn’t scare Bascom or the other Baysox pitchers on the night, Stu Pomeranz and Ross Wolf, as the two combined to go 0-5 with four strikeouts and a walk.

The hitting for the Baysox came from all parts of the lineup, but the highlights were the multi-hit games from Manny Machado and Antoan Richardson.