March 2, 2024
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Means, Bats carry Baysox to 11-0 win

LHP John Means tossed eight shutout innings and the Bowie Baysox (41-39) plated 11 runs on 14 hits en route to an 11-0 shutout victory over the Akron RubberDucks (39-36) on Saturday night at Canal Park in Akron.

Means (5-7) surrendered six hits to go along with two walks and four strikeouts in his eight innings of work. The 8.0 IP is a new career-high for the southpaw.

The Baysox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first as a double and a walk started the inning beforeAustin Hays cleared the bases with a three-run blast to left, his second home run in as many games.

On a major league rehab assignment, RubberDucks RHP Danny Salazar (0-1) allowed the three runs on three hits while walking two and fanning three in 1.2 IP.

DJ Stewart’s solo shot in the top half of the fourth inning extended the Baysox lead to 4-0. The home run was Stewart’s ninth of the year and his first since May 27 at Akron.

A five-run fourth broke the game open for Bowie and stretched the lead to 9-0. Garabez Rosa knocked home a pair with a two-run double in the inning, Mike Yastrzemski delivered a two-run shot to dead center and Stewart plated a run via an RBI single.

All five runs in the inning were charged to Akron LHP Luis Lugo (6.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 K).

Yastrzemski struck again with a solo shot as part of a two-run seventh to make it a 11-0 game in favor of the visitors. The home run was Yastrzemski’s third of the season.

This marks the fourth multi-homer game of Yastrzemski’s career and his first since April 21, 2016.

Four different Baysox had multi-hit games: Hays (2-4, HR, 3 RBI, R), Cedric Mullins (3-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Stewart (3-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Yastrzemski (2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R).

RHP Bobby Bundy (1.0 IP, K) had a scoreless outing in relief for manager Gary Kendall’s squad.

The two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. LHP Tanner Scott (0-0, 1.40) will start game one for the Baysox against Akron RHP Michael Peoples (1-3, 4.46). In game two, RHP David Hess(7-5, 4.52) heads to the hill for Bowie against Akron RHP D.J. Brown (0-4, 6.94).

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