ALTOONA, Pa.– Four different players recorded a multi-hit game and the Bowie Baysox (15-16) broke out of an offensive slump with an 8-2 victory over the Altoona Curve (16-14) in the series finale on Wednesday morning at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.
Anderson Feliz(2-5, HR, RBI, 2 R),Adrian Marin(2-5, 2 RBI),Cedric Mullins(2-6) andMike Yastrzemski(4-4, 2 2B, RBI, SB, 2 R) all had multi-hit games for the Baysox and eight of the nine starters recorded a hit. The four hits for Yastrzemski are his most since notching four hits on July 19, 2017 at Hartford, while Marin has recorded consecutive multi-hit games for the first time this season.
Feliz’s solo shot off of Altoona starterMitch Kellerin the top of the second gave Bowie a 1-0 lead. The home run was Feliz’s second of the season. In the top of the third, a single and a walk put two men on beforeAderlin Rodriguezplated both runners via a two-out, two-run double into the left centerfield gap to stretch the Baysox lead to 3-0. Yastrzemski led off the fourth with a double and scored two batters later on Marin’s RBI single to make it a 4-0 game.
Altoona threatened against Baysox starterHunter Harveyin the fourth andLogan Hill‘stwo-run single brought the Curve within a pair at 4-2. Harvey (1-1) surrendered the two runs on five hits while fanning a pair in five innings of work. The 5.0 IP for Harvey is his longest outing since tossing 5.0 IP on July 25, 2014 with Delmarva (A). RHPMichael Kelly(4.0 IP, H, 2 K) came on in relief of Harvey and retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced to notch his first career save. This also marks Harvey’s first win since July 18, 2014 vs. Hagerstown (A).
The Baysox opened up a 6-2 advantage with a pair of runs in the fifth asAdemar Rifaelareached on an error charged to Curve SSCole Tuckerand Feliz singled before Yastrzemski delivered an RBI double andMartin Cervenkaplated Feliz with a sac fly. Keller (3-2) allowed six runs (four earned) on nine hits to go along with three walks and a strikeout in 4.1 IP. The nine hits allowed by Keller are a career-high.
Bowie had stolen just five bases all season before recording four swipes on Wednesday including a pair fromAustin Hays. The four stolen bases in a game are the most by the Baysox since also stealing four on June 7, 2016 at Portland.
The Baysox return home to open a four-game set with the Hartford Yard Goats on Thursday night at Prince George’s Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. as LHPJohn Means(0-4, 4.91) gets the start for Bowie against Hartford RHPRyan Castellani(2-1, 2.30).
By Bowie Baysox