Curve battered by Baysox, 9-3

Five-run second inning erases early Curve lead

Altoona Curve outfielder Bralin Jackson (Rob Lynn)

By Garett Mansfield / Altoona Curve | May 23, 2018 11:07 PM

BOWIE, Md. - For the second night in a row, the Bowie Baysox used a five-run inning to knock off the Altoona Curve, 9-3, on Wednesday at Prince George's Stadium.

 

Dating back to their 8-2 loss to the Baysox (21-23) on May 9, the Curve (21-20) pitching staff has allowed seven or more runs in seven of their last 12 games.

 

Bowie racked up seven of their 15 total hits during the second inning. Four straight one-out singles brought in runs for followed by Corban Joseph's RBI double to cap off the five-run frame.

 

Seven of Bowie's runs were allowed by Curve starter Pedro Vasquez (Loss, 0-1), who also gave up 11 hits to the Baysox. Both totals were the most by an Altoona pitcher in a single outing this year. Vasquez was able to work his way through five innings with four strikeouts and allowed one walk.

 

Altoona scored first with a pair in the second inning after Will Craig and Jordan George set the table for an RBI single from Logan Hill . Stephen Alemais pushed a bunt single up the first base line past Bowie pitcher Jayson Aquino (Win, 2-2) to drive in the Curve's second run of the inning.

 

Down 5-2 in the fifth, Alemais led off the inning with a double and scored after Bralin Jackson 's RBI single to put Altoona within two runs of Bowie. However, the Baysox answered with two more in the bottom of the inning on a two-run homer by Ademar Rifaela.

 

Bowie added one run in the seventh and another in the eighth inning, one each against Curve relievers Bret Helton and Geoff Hartlieb , while leaving the bases loaded in each inning.

 

Jordan George doubled twice, hitting one from each side of the plate, as the switch-hitter ended the night 2-for-3 with a walk. Alemais finished 2-for-4 at the plate while Jackson highlighted the defensive end with two outfield assists. Jason Martin worked a walk in his final plate appearance for his on-base streak to reach 14 games.

 

The Curve and Baysox complete their three-game series on Thursday morning with first pitch scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Right-hander Dario Agrazal (3-1, 2.45) will start for Altoona and right-hander Lucas Long (0-5, 4.76) will go for Bowie.

 

For tickets or more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office.

 

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