News Release, Bowie Baysox
Baysox Starter Works Five Scoreless Innings as Baysox Salvage Series Finale
Harrisburg, PA – Zac Lowther worked five scoreless innings in his Double-A debut and the Baysox scored five runs in the third inning en route to a 6-2 win Sunday afternoon in Harrisburg, PA. With the win, Bowie salvaged a game in the opening four-game series of the season.
Lowther, the Orioles 2nd round draft choice in the supplemental phase of the 2017 draft was outstanding, working quickly in five scoreless innings while striking out six in his first start of 2019. The Baysox would hand Lowther the lead in a controversial third inning.
Bowie loaded the bases in just three pitches as Chris Clare was hit by a pitch, Sean Miller singled and Ryan McKenna laid down a bunt base hit up the third base line. It set the table for Rylan Bannon who laced a bases-clearing double down the left field line for a 3-0 lead. Harrisburg manager Matt LeCroy argued vehemently that the ball was foul and was tossed from the game.
The next batter, Yusniel Diaz added to the damage, with a line drive two-run home run into the left field seats. The Baysox had a 5-0 lead.
Brian Gonzalez worked two innings minimizing the damage in just his second career bullpen outing. And lead 6-2 in the eighth inning, Tanner Chleborad looked sharp in his 2019 debut striking four of seven batters faced to close the door on Bowie’s first win of the season.
The Baysox head to Richmond with RHP Tyler Herb on the hill facing his former team in his Orioles organizational debut. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. from The Diamond with coverage beginning 20-minutes prior on wnav.com, baysox.com and via the Tune-In App by searching Baysox.
Opening Night in Bowie is on the horizon set for Thursday, April 11th against Harrisburg at 6:35 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with live music and great drink specials. Get tickets at 301-464-4865 or purchase online at baysox.com.