The Baysox could not keep Akron away from the big inning throughout. The RubberDucks scored four runs with two down in the eighth inning and Bowie dropped a third straight game in Akron, 7-1.
Bowie starter Elih Villanueva was able to minimize the damage throughout his start. Akron scored a solo run in the first, second and fifth innings but had a chance for more with a runner at third base and less than two down in all three frames. Each time Villanueva held Akron to just the one run scored. But the Baysox could not use that to their advantage.
The Baysox scored their lone run in the third inning. SS Ozzie Martinez singled and reached second on a walk to CF Glynn Davis with one down. 2B Garabez Rosa hit a groundball off of Ducks 3B Yandy Diaz to load the bases. With just one down, 1B Sean Halton got into one, lifting a deep fly to left field. The sacrifice fly was caught in front of the track and Martinez scored. A groundout following ended the inning from 3B Jason Esposito.
Bowie could not scratch across another run. The Baysox scored just seven runs in the four-game series in Akron.
In the eighth inning, Akron finally got the big inning. With a run in and the bases loaded and two outs, RF Jordan Smith cleared the bases with a double to left-center field and Akron’s lead swelled to 7-1.
The Baysox will look to end a three-game slide Monday, April 27th with RHP Parker Bridwell on the bump in Erie. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. from Jerry Uht Park in Erie, PA. Listen on 1430wnav.com or via the Tune-In Radio Free Application. Erie has lost six in a row entering the series.
Bowie returns home for a weekend series with the Washington Nationals Affiliate the Harrisburg Senators starting Friday, May 1st at 6:35 p.m. Get your tickets over the phone at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.