July 12, 2024
Annapolis, US 77 F

Pitching Powers Baysox in Win over Curve

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, took down the Altoona Curve, the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, by a final score of 3-2 on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

Bowie (32-31) continued the trend of impressive pitching performances to get its second consecutive victory. Right-handed starter Cameron Weston set the tone out of the gate. Weston went his first five frames on Tuesday without allowing a hit and walking just a single batter. Weston ultimately went 5.1 innings, allowing an infield single, before an error and second walk of the evening ended his night in the midst of a bases-loaded jam. The right-hander still matched a Double-A career high with eight strikeouts, including recording his last four outs of the evening via the punchout.

Bowie would allow a pair of unearned runs in the bases loaded situation via a wild pitch and sacrifice fly after right-handerDan Hammer entered, but Hammer (W, 2-0) still spun an impressive 1.2 scoreless innings.

The pair of Altoona runs in the sixth undid an early two-run home run from Collin Burns that had Bowie out to an early lead in the second inning. Still, the Baysox responded quickly. In the bottom of the seventh inning, a leadoff walk drawn by Burns was followed by an error to put two on with no one out. That spoiled the evening for Altoona RHP Po-Yu Chen (L, 1-6) who allowed seven Baysox hits through six plus innings on Tuesday. The Curve’s Tyler Samaniego walkedFrederick Bencosme to load the bases, with Jud Fabian eventually notching a sacrifice fly to right field, plating Burns and giving Bowie a 3-2 lead.

It would be all the offense the Baysox would need on Tuesday, as right-hander Dylan Heid (S, 5) recorded the final six outs without much stress to see the result out from there.

After Tuesday’s action, Bowie boasts the second-best staff ERA (3.12) in the Eastern League in the month of June and the fourth lowest in all of Double-A. The Baysox staff ERA on the season is down to 3.92 – fifth-best in the league.

The Baysox remain four-and-a-half games out of first in the Eastern League Southwest division with five games remaining in the first half.

Bowie continues its six-game first half finale with Altoona on Wednesday night. Right-hander Trace Bright (0-6, 3.91 ERA) is set to start on the mound for the Baysox, opposite right-hander Drake Fellows (2-0, 1.23 ERA) for the Curve. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. ET from Prince George’s Stadium.

Ticket plans, group offers, and single game tickets are on sale for the 2024 season. For more information, call 301-805-6000, or visit us online at Baysox.com. Stay up to date with the latest team news and promotional info by following the Baysox on Facebook, Instagram, and X.

Previous Article

Glen Burnie Farmers Market Re-Opens

Next Article

Daily News Brief | June 19, 2024

You might be interested in …