By Jerry Del Priore
With the Columbia Fireflies (19-17, New York Mets) down, 4-3, in the bottom of the tenth and two runners on base, designated hitter Jay Jabs dropped a bunt down the third-base line. Delmarva Shorebirds (24-12, Baltimore Orioles) third baseman Trevor Craport fielded the bunt and proceeded to throw the ball away, allowing two runners to score for the tying and winning runs for a Columbia 5-4 victory Sunday on Mother’s Day at Spirt Commutations Park in a South Atlantic League (SAL) game.
“It ended up being a better bunt than I thought,” Jabs chuckled, per ColumbiaFireflies .com. “I was just trying to be a team guy in that moment and it worked out.”
Two Fireflies pitchers made their Columbia debuts: Right-hander Yeizo Campos, 22, a former Brooklyn Cyclone, hurled four frames of scoreless ball with four whiffs, while lefty Taylor Henry,24, another ex-Cyclone, fired three innings without surrendering a run and striking out a batter.
But it was reliever Trey Cobb (2-1), a third past Cyclone pitcher in the game, who picked up the victory after allowing two earned runs, three overall, to score.
Ali Sanchez, Raphael Gladu and Hansel Moreno had a RBI apiece.