After bashing 17 hits in a Saturday afternoon blowout win, the Baysox used an unusual first inning to catapult them to a 9-4 win in Akron on Sunday in the series finale.
Akron starter Dace Kime could not find the strike zone. The Baysox sent ten men to the plate in the first inning without registering a hit as Kime walked five batters and hit two more while facing just eight men before being lifted. In came reliever DJ Brown who walked home a fourth Bowie run for the frame.
Up 4-1 in the fifth inning, the Baysox blew the game open. Mike Yastrzemski put down a bunt single up the third base line. That was followed by a Trey Mancini walk and a Chance Sisco single to right field to load the bases. That set the table for Corban Joseph who ripped a one-out triple to right field to score them all. Jeff Kemp then singled Joseph in through a drawn-in infield and the lead had swelled to 8-1.
It was another solid day for starter Chris Lee (2-0) who went six strong innings, allowing two runs on the afternoon. Bowie got work from a trio of relievers in Donnie Hart, Bobby Bundy and Jason Stoffel to close out the win.
The consecutive victories saw the Baysox score 23 runs over the last two games. Garabez Rosa had two more RBI’s reaching 11 in his last five games. All-in-all the Baysox batters walked eight times in the game.
The Baysox now head to Erie for the first of three with the SeaWolves. RHP Jason Garcia throws for the Baysox with start time 6:35 p.m. Coverage begins 20-minutes prior to first pitch 1430-AM WNAV and 99.9 FM in Annapolis.
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.