Baysox 2B Garabez Rosa matched a career-high with four hits but Bowie could not come from behind falling at Akron 6-5 on Saturday afternoon.
The game got off to a tough start for Bowie as after leading 1-0 in the 2nd inning, starter Zach Davies took a line drive off the forearm of his pitching arm and had to depart. Akron would tie the game shortly after.
In the bottom of the third inning the RubberDucks got the big inning. After a leadoff walk, SS Francisco Lindor tripled home a run to tie the game at 2-apiece. Lindor scored on a SAC fly from 3B Giovanny Urshela and with a runner on and one down LF Bryson Myles hit a two-run home run to give Akron a 5-2 lead.
Bowie would chip away but could not get the big inning. The Baysox registered a run in the fourth when they had the bases loaded and no outs and one in the sixth with runners at the corners and one out.
Trailing 6-4 in the ninth inning the Baysox got Rosa’s fourth hit, a double off the centerfield wall. At third base with two down he scored on a throwing error by Urshela that kept the game alive. With SS Niuman Romero at third base and two down, 1B Christian Walker ripped a line drive to left field caught by Myles to end the game.
Baysox pitchers walked seven Akron batters and four scored. Bowie did not earn a walk in the game. The loss is the second straight for the Baysox (6-4), marking the first time Bowie has dropped consecutive games this season.
The series concludes Sunday, April 13th with LHP Jake Petit getting the nod. First pitch is slated for 2:05 pm with coverage beginning with the Baysox On-Deck Show at 1:45 p.m. on wnav.com.
Bowie returns home Thursday, April 17th for Pi(e) Night to celebrate the mathematical equation and the tasty treat. Akron will be in town for the 6:35 p.m. start. Get tickets by calling the Baysox at 301-805-6000 or by purchasing online at baysox.com.