Baysox win fifth game in last seven to even series
News Release, Bowie Baysox
Akron, OH – Zac Lowther tossed a career-high 7.2 innings as the Baysox took down Akron, 2-0, Tuesday morning. The win evened the series at a game apiece, setting up a rubber game on Wednesday.
Lowther and Akron starterJake Paulsonboth pitched shutout ball through four innings, but the Baysox broke through in the fifth. After a walk toMartin Cervenkato start the inning,Brett Cumberlandsingled to make it first and third with no outs.Preston Palmeirobroke the scoreless deadlock and grounded a RBI single through the left side of the infield to score Cervenka and give Bowie the lead. Later in the frame,Ryan McKennadrove in Cumberland with a line-drive single up the middle to make it 2-0.
Those two runs were all Lowther would need. The left-hander retired seven batters in a row between the sixth and eighth innings before exiting in the eighth after a soft two-out single. Lowther’s seven strikeouts on the day set a season-high, as he also became the first Baysox starter to work into the eighth inning this year.
Brian Gonzalezcame in for Lowther and retired all four batters he faced, earning his first career save. Lowther’s win was his third of the year, breaking a tie for the most on the team.