T.J. Nichting hits first Double-A home run in 10th inning.
News Release, Bowie Baysox
AKRON, Ohio – A three-run Daniel Johnson home run in the 11th inning gave the Akron RubberDucks a 5-2 win over the Bowie Baysox in front of 7,501 at Canal Park Wednesday morning.
A pitcher’s duel brought the scoreless game to extra innings. In the 10thinning,T.J. Nichtinglaunched a two-run home run to deep left-center field. His first career Double-A home run drove inChris Clare, who began the inning on second base, for the outfielder’s seventh and eighth RBI of 2019.
Akron (17-21) tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the 10thinning, butTanner ChleboradgotJorma Rodriguezto ground into a forceout at home plate. One pitch later,Alexis Pantojalined out toRylan Bannon, who doubledKa’ai Tomoff second base to escape the jam.
Alex Wellsturned in his best performance of the season statistically, despite taking a no-decision in the contest. The lefty threw seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out a season-high seven Akron batters. The Australian retired 13 of the final 14 batters from the third inning through the seventh inning.
The Baysox (12-26) return home for a weeklong homestand beginning Thursday at 6:35 p.m. against the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. LHPBruce Zimmermannsquares off with RHPMatt Manning, with the lefty looking for his second straight home win.
Thursday night is also Margaritaville Night at Prince George’s Stadium. Buddy Cosmo will perform “Jimmy Buffett”themed music and $2 draft specials will be offered during another Baysox LIVE! Happy Hour, presented by Bud Light.