A three-run, second inning home run from KC Serna set the tone for Reading as the Baysox dropped the rubber match of a three-game series by a 10-2 final. With the defeat the Baysox head into the all-star break with a record of 38-51.
Jayson Aquino made the start for the Baysox in his return to the Eastern League after a trip to the big leagues. He stepped into the rotation today with Jason Garcia up with the Orioles who was the original intended starter.
Aquino allowed four runs in five innings of work with the big blow being the Serna three-run second inning home run that lifted Reading to a 3-0 lead.
The Baysox trailed 5-0 into the eighth inning but got on the board when Julio Borbon hit his fifth home run of the season. It was a solo home run to right field. Borbon went 2-for-4 in the loss.
Bowie saw the debuts of catcher Stuart Levy and pitcher Tanner Chleborad in the loss. Levy went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and Chleborad allowed five runs in the eighth inning in 1 and 1/3rd innings of work. Both Stefan Crighton and Jimmy Yacabonis worked scoreless relief outings in the defeat.
The Baysox now head into the break 12.5 games in back of first place Altoona and 11 games in back of Akron for the second and final playoff position in the west.
Bowie is back at it Thursday, July 14th as Richmond comes to Prince George’s Stadium to begin a weekend four-game series. Purchase tickets by calling 301-805-6000 or online at baysox.com