RubberDucks Game Recap
Bowie Baysox (18-5) 4 - Akron RubberDucks (8-16) 2
WP: Zac Lowther (10-5) LP: Jake Paulson (6-7) Save: Dillon Tate (5)
Bowie starter Zac Lowther carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Baysox bats, led by three Yusniel Diaz doubles, spotted him a four-run lead in a 4-2 Bowie win over the Akron RubberDucks on Sunday at Canal Park.
With a 1-0 lead entering the top of the fourth inning, the Baysox added two runs in the frame coming on a Martin Cervenka sacrifice fly and a T.J. Nichting run-scoring single to extend the lead to 3-0.
Akron starter Jake Paulson grinded all game long and kept the RubberDucks in shouting distance by allowing four runs (three earned) over 6.2 innings, walking two and fanning six. Jared Robinson relieved Paulson in the seventh inning and stranded a runner at second base before throwing a scoreless eighth inning. Robert Broom threw a scoreless ninth in relief. Lowther's lone hit allowed came with two outs in the seventh inning when Akron outfielder Mitch Longo lined a single to left. The only baserunners to reach against Bowie's Lowther before the seventh inning came in the third inning when Andruw Monasterio reached on an error by Bowie shortstop Mason McCoy. Later that frame, Ernie Clement reached on a hit-by-pitch, however, both he and Monasterio were stranded. Monasterio again reached on an error, this one by third baseman Rylan Bannon in the fifth inning.
Akron hitters managed three hits on the day, all coming in the seventh inning. After Longo broke up the no-hitter attempt with two outs, Nellie Rodriguez doubled to left to score Longo and cut the Bowie lead to 4-1. After a Monasterio walk, Alexis Pantoja hit an infield single to second baseman Jesmuel Valentin, who's throw from first was wild, allowing Rodriguez to score and make it 4-2.
The win was Akron's first when trailing after seven innings (previously 0-38) … Clement had his hitting streak end at 13 games…Longo has hit safely in 9-of-10 July games and is hitting .395 (15-for-38) on the month with five multi-hit games…Reliever Broom has now had four consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run and he has allowed ER in just two of 11 appearances since being promoted to Akron…Robinson has allowed an earned run in just one of his last seven appearances, dating back to June 20…Time of Game: 2:31…Attendance: 5,201
On the Pond
The RubberDucks head to Erie tomorrow for a three-game set vs. SeaWolves. Monday's first pitch is set for 2:05 p.m. The game broadcast, powered by FirstEnergy, is on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeartRadio channel, and the TuneIn Radio App, and available on MiLB.TV. RHP Chih-Wei Hu is making his Akron debut after going 1-4 with a 7.95 ERA for Triple-A Columbus, and RHP Alex Faedo (5-5, 3.44) is slated for Erie.
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