RubberDucks 4 Baysox 1
WP: Sean Brady (1-2) LP: Keegan Akin (3-3) Save: Mitch Brown (3)
Akron's Sean Brady worked a season-high 6.2 innings and earned his first Double-A win, and Dorssys Paulino homered for the second straight day, as the RubberDucks completed a four-game sweep of the Bowie Baysox with a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, Md.
The RubberDucks (18-11) snapped a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning when Joe Sever slugged a double, his team-high ninth of the year. He advanced to third on an errant pick-off throw by pitcher Keegan Akin (3-3). Akron's Mark Mathias then lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in Sever for a 2-1 lead. It was Mathias' 15thRBI of the season.
Brady (1-2) tossed 6.2 innings Sunday, his longest of the year. He scattered three hits and allowed just one, unearned run. Of his 96 pitches, 60 were strikes. He walked only one and fanned three. The victory was Brady's first at the Double-A level. Right-hander Mitch Brown worked the final 2.1 innings to earn his third save. Brown struck out three hitters, including pinch-hitter Ademar Rifaela to end the game.
Paulino belted his second homer of the season in the third inning to tie the game 1-1. Sever was 2-4, with a double, and raised his season average to .310. Mathias had a perfect day at the plate, going 2-2, with a triple and single, to go along with his sacrifice fly and a walk. Sicnarf Loopstok drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to make it 3-1, and Ka'ai Tom lined an RBI single in the eighth to extend the lead to 4-1. Tom now has an eight-game hit streak.
The RubberDucks have won five straight overall, and swept the four-game series from the Baysox (13-15)…It was the first four-game sweep for an opponent at Prince George's Stadium since Erie did it August 23-25, 2007…Akron outscored the Baysox, 41-5, in the series…Time of game: 2:18…Attendance: 4,103.
On the Pond
The RubberDucks will continue the road trip with the first of three games at Richmond Monday night at 6:35. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.
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