News Release, Bowie Baysox
BOWIE, Md. — The Akron RubberDucks scored in four straight innings to complete a 9-5 win and a series sweep of the Bowie Baysox in front of 4,249 at Prince George’s Stadium Thursday afternoon.
Jorma Rodriguezsingled in the first run of the game in the top of the second inning, but Bowie responded with a two-out RBI single of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Jesse Valentin roped a run-scoring hit past first base to plateBrett Cumberland, who doubled to start the rally.
AfterWilson Garciadoubled in the go-ahead run in the third inning, Akron (27-25) tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning, completing the day for Baysox starterMarcos Molina. The righty allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings, marking the seventh time in 10 games that Molina has allowed three runs or fewer.
Bowie (19-33) mounted a late rally in the ninth inning, scoring four runs to cut the deficit in half.Preston Palmeirolined a double past center fielderKa’ai Tomto score Cumberland, who led off with a walk. With two outs and a 3-2 count,Ryan McKennasmoked a three-run home run to the left field scoreboard. Palmeiro andChris Clarescored on the fourth home run of the season for the outfielder.
The Hartford Yard Goats, Double-A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, make their first trip to Maryland this season for a three-game weekend series. RHPHunter Harvey(2-3, 5.82) kicks off the series for the Baysox against Goat LHPJack Wynkoop(3-5, 3.47).
Friday night is the Scouts BSA Camp Out, with registered scouts and their families able to spend the night on the Prince George’s Stadium outfield grass after the game.