Bowie led early on Wednesday night, but Akron slowly crept back passing the Baysox late as Bowie fell 6-2 in the second of four games at Canal Park.
For the Baysox, the lead could have been more early. They registered three hits without a run in the first as 1B Trey Mancini was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. In the second, 3B Drew Dosch singled home two runs to give the Baysox a 2-0 lead. They left two more in scoring position though to end the frame. The Baysox had a 2-0 lead on seven hits in two innings.
Baysox starter Parker Bridwell was overpowering at times. After working three hitless innings he battled through the fourth. He allowed a solo home run to Akron’s Ryan Rohlinger to open the frame but struck out the final two batters of the inning to keep it 2-1 Bowie.
Bridwell then fanned the side in order in the fifth inning for five consecutive strikeouts. He equaled a season-high with nine strikeouts in the game. It was a 13th time in 15 starts he allowed three earned runs or less.
Akron tied the game in the sixth inning on a two-out RBI-single from CF Destin Hood. Then in the seventh inning, LF Bryson Myles hit a flyball triple down the right field line off of reliever Gene Escat and later scored on a soft single up the middle from C Jeremy Lucas.
With Akron atop 3-2, the RubberDucks notched three unearned runs for ample insurance in the eighth inning.
Baysox 2B Corban Joseph was 3-for-4 in the game with a double. Bowie had four players register multi-hit games. It was the second night in a row but just the sixth time all year that Bowie outhit an opponent but lost. The Baysox scored two runs on 12 hits.
The Baysox continue a four-game series in Akron with RHP Joe Gunkel getting the starting nod. Coverage will begin 20-minutes prior on 1430wnav.com and the Tune-In Radio App by searching Bowie Baysox.
Bowie returns home for a Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday, July 4th as the Erie SeaWolves come to Prince George’s Stadium. Be a part of the best Fireworks Show of the Season! Get tickets via phone at 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com.