Ducks close regular season home slate with 4-0 loss to Bowie

Akron's Triston McKenzie threw six scoreless innings on Thursday, but got a no-decision in the RubberDucks' 4-0 loss to the Baysox. (David Monseur)

By Akron RubberDucks | August 30, 2018 10:53 PM

RubberDucks Game Recap

Baysox 4 RubberDucks 0

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Summary

Bowie's Erick Salcedo laced a run-scoring single and Austin Hays drove in two during the Baysox three-run seventh inning, snapping a scoreless tie with the RubberDucks on the way to a 4-0 Bowie win on Thursday night at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio.

Turning Point

The Baysox (66-68) snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the seventh when Salcedo singled in Anderson Feliz, who singled to lead off the frame, and then added two more when Hays doubled to left field, scoring Ryan McKenna who followed Feliz with a bunt single and Salcedo.

 

Mound Presence

Triston McKenzie threw six scoreless innings for the RubberDucks, allowing four hits, walking two and striking out four on 101 pitches. Reliever David Speer came in to pitch the seventh inning and he was charged with three runs on three hits in 0.1 innings of work. Kieran Lovegrove relieved Speer in the seventh with runners on the corners before surrendering Hays' two-run double, both runs being charged to Speer. Nick Pasquale, who was just promoted from Single-A Lynchburg and activated off the disabled list pitched the eighth and ninth innings. After a 1-2-3 eighth, he allowed a run in the ninth on three singles, the last a run-scoring single to left-center by Rylan Bannon to cap the scoring.

 

Duck Tales

The RubberDucks managed three hits off Bowie pitching, with Tyler Krieger, Nellie Rodriguez and Mark Mathias collecting the hits. Krieger's sixth-inning double was the only extra-base hit for Akron. The RubberDucks managed four walks on the night, but they hit into three double plays to kill potential scoring threats. Rehabbing Cleveland Indians outfielder Rajai Davis was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

 

Notebook

Prior to the game, reliever Mitch Brown was placed on the disabled list with right calf soreness. Pasquale was promoted from Lynchburg and activated from the D.L…RHP Zach Plesac, who went 2-1 with 2.25 ERA earlier in the season for the RubberDucks will be promoted from the Hillcats and starting for Akron in Erie tomorrow…Altoona defeated Trenton 5-1 and leads Akron by one game in the EL West with four to play…Time of game: 2:41…Attendance: 7,094

 

On the Pond

The RubberDucks head to Erie to kickoff a four-game road series that will conclude the 2018 regular season. Friday's game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.

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