Altoona starter Adrian Sampson took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before it was spoiled by a one-out Baysox double by CF Mike Yastrzemski Bowie was one-hit in a 3-0 loss Friday night.
The Baysox had a runner reach on a first inning error on a dropped throw to first base allowing 3B Niuman Romero to reach. After that defensive miscue, Sampson retired 18 in a row before walking DH KD Kang with one out in the seventh inning.
He carries the no-hitter into the ninth inning. Baysox SS Sammie Starr was robbed on a hard ground ball near the third base bag. Altoona's Jarek Cunningham dove to glove and threw out Starr for the first out. Yastrzemski would not allow that play to be an omen. He slashed a line drive that landed inside the left field line for a double to register the lone Bowie hit of the game. Sampson retired the next two batters for Altoona's first complete game one-hit shutout in five years.
Bowie starter Anthony Vasquez worked five innings allowing three runs while throwing 100 pitches. He gave way to Jake Pettit who retired all six batters faced in his first appearance since entering the Baysox bullpen. Mychal Givens pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
The series continues with RHP Zach Davies on the mound for the 6:00 p.m. start. Coverage begins on 1430-WNAV and 99.9 FM in the city of Annapolis 20-minutes prior to first pitch.
Bowie will return home for a week long homestand beginning Monday, July 21st against Harrisburg at 6:35 p.m. Get your tickets now for the seven games over seven days by calling the Baysox Box Office at 301-464-4865 or online at baysox.com.