Down by three runs with one out in the ninth inning the Baysox rallied valiantly but fell short. Bowie plated two ninth inning runs but fell on Akron’s home opener 3-2 on Thursday evening.
Baysox DH Quincy Latimore worked a one-out walk to start the rally. It was followed by a slicing double into the left field corner from catcher Chance Sisco. With runners at second and third and one retired, Garabez Rosa slashed a ball to the right side that skidded off of the glove of Ducks second baseman Todd Hankins and a run was home.
Rosa represented the tying run as second baseman Corban Joseph drove home the second run with a sac fly to left field. Shortstop Adrian Marin then laced a single to left moving Rosa to second representing the tying run.
Centerfielder Glynn Davis then grounded out to third base to end the ballgame. The two-run rally had fallen just short.
Akron grabbed the lead in the sixth inning with two down. Ducks right fielder Clint Frazier hit a two-strike off-speed pitch for a two-run home run to left field. The following batter Bryson Myles tripled into the alley in left-center. The throw to third grazed off of Myles helmet and deflected away. Myles took advantage racing home to make it 3-0 Akron.
Baysox starter Joe Gunkel (0-2) was extremely sharp early. Gunkel retired 11 in a row to start the game and 12 of the first 13 faced. Donnie Hart and Bobby Bundy provided scoreless relief following Gunkel’s steady effort.
The Baysox fall to 1-6 with the defeat. They have dropped all four games to Akron this season.
The series continues Friday, April 15th at 6:35 p.m. with RHP David Hess on the bump for Bowie. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior on wnav.com, baysox.com and via tune in radio by searching Bowie Baysox.
Bowie returns home for a seven-game homestand to welcome Harrisburg, the Washington nationals affiliate on Thursday, April 21st at 6:35 p.m. Fireworks will follow both the Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd games. Get tickets now by calling 301-805-6000 or purchase online at baysox.com.