RubberDucks Score Three in the Eighth in Series Opener

News Release, Bowie Baysox

Bowie, MD – A three-run eighth inning rally proved to be the difference as the Akron RubberDucks took down the Bowie Baysox 7-4 in the series opener Thursday night.

Bowie got the first run of the game, whenT.J. Nichtingdrove inMartin Cervenkain the second inning with a sacrifice fly. Baysox starterHunter Harveystruck out a season-high seven batters over four plus innings of work, but allowed a home run in the third and a three-run fifth inning before exiting the game with his team trailing 4-1.

The Baysox battled back, starting in the sixth when Martin Cervenka drove inRylan Bannonwith a single. In the seventh, Bowie loaded the bases thanks to three walks, and thenYusniel Diazsingled in two runs to tie the game at four.

Brian Gonzalezgave the Baysox outstanding work out of the bullpen, retiring nine of the ten batters he faced over three innings after replacing Harvey.

However,Tyler Erwinstruggled in the eighth, allowing four runs on three hits, as Akron took a 7-4 lead. RubberDucks’ closerJames Karinchakstruck out the side in the ninth to preserve the victory.

With the win, Akron moved to 5-9 on the year, while the Baysox dropped to 3-11. The second game of the series will be Friday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...