Bowie wins a third straight game and snaps four-game skid vs. Akron.
News Release, Bowie Baysox
BOWIE, Md. – Two home runs helped the Bowie Baysox earn a 5-2 series-opening victory over the Akron RubberDucks in front of 2,294 at Prince George’s Stadium Thursday night.
AConnor Marabellfirst-inning double gave the Ducks a quick 1-0 lead, but the Baysox (7-2) responded with a tying run in the bottom half of the opening frame. An infield single and a walk, along with a two-runner advancement on a fly ball to right field set the table forCarlos Perez, who lifted a sacrifice fly to left field to plateMason McCoy.
Perez continued his torrid beginning of the game during his second at-bat in the third inning. With two out, a 3-1 offering from Akron starterJake Paulsonwas lifted high and far down the left field line. McCoy, who recorded his 20th multi-hit game since joining the Baysox on May 6, andYusniel Diazboth scored on the fourth home run of the season for the Bowie backstop.
Logan Icesent the first pitch of the fifth inning deep over the right field wall to cut into the Baysox lead, butPreston Palmeirore-extended the advantage with a solo home run of his own in the seventh inning. The Bowie first baseman sent his third long ball of the season to a similar spot in right field, giving the hosts a 5-2 lead.
Dean Kremerearned his second consecutive win by holding a potent Ducks offense to two runs (one earned) on five hits with three strikeouts.Michael Baumannearned his first career save by shutting out Akron over the final four innings in his first career appearance at Prince George’s Stadium.
Alex Callgreeted the right-hander by tripling to lead off the sixth inning. A one-out walk put runners on the corners, but Baumann caughtMitch Longolooking and forced anAlexis Pantojafielder’s choice to escape the jam. Similarly, Akron puts runners on second and third base in the eighth inning, but one of six strikeouts and a fly out kept the visitors off the board.
Bowie and Akron (4-6) continue their four-game Western Division series Friday at 7:05 p.m., when LHPBruce Zimmermann(2-2, 2.72) looks to bounce back against LHPSam Hentges(1-8, 5.04). Friday night is Characterpalooza, with a party of cartoon, TV and movie characters will be mingling around the concourse during the game.