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“Nationals October 2019

Fireworks delay and errors cost Baysox in Akron loss

| July 13, 2019, 11:09 PM

The Akron RubberDucks snapped the Baysox six-game winning streak with a 10-7 win in a 3 hour and 35-minute marathon Saturday night. The game included a 15-minute fireworks delay right before Akron’s go-ahead four-run eighth inning.

Bowie got out of the gates quickly, scoring a run in the top of the first inning on back-to-back doubles from Ryan McKenna and Yusniel Diaz. The RubberDucks tied the game in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly from Andruw Monasterio.

The game remained tied at one until the top of the fourth inning. In that frame, Rylan Bannon and Jesmuel Valentin each singled to begin the inning. The next batter was Martin Cervenka, who blasted a home run over the fence in left field to put the Baysox on top 4-1.

Akron chipped away at the Bowie lead by scoring single runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Logan Ice drove in Tyler Krieger with a sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Connor Marabell had an RBI double to make it 4-3.

The Baysox extended the lead back to two in the top of the sixth, when Mason McCoy drove in Bannon with a fielder’s choice. That 5-3 lead would not last long, as Trenton Brooks hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth, giving the RubberDucks their first lead of the night at 6-5.

Bowie immediately grabbed the lead back in the top of the seventh inning. After Diaz and Carlos Perez singled to start the inning, Bannon blasted a two-run triple into the gap in right-center field, giving the Baysox the 7-6 lead.

Before the bottom of the eighth inning, as Pedro Araujo was warming up on the mound, fireworks began going off from a festival on the streets of Akron. The fireworks caused a 15-minute delay before the Baysox could retake the field. After the delay, Bowie gave up four unearned runs, in part due to two errors, and fell behind 10-7.

Bowie brought the potential tying run to the plate in the ninth, but could not score. The Baysox will take another crack at an 11th straight series win tomorrow afternoon. Zac Lowther will start for Bowie in a game with a 2:05 p.m. scheduled first pitch.

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