RubberDucks Game RecapBaysox 6 (17-4, 47-42) RubberDucks 5 (7-15, 41-50)WP: Luis Gonzalez (1-0) LP: Kyle Nelson (1-3) Save: noneSummaryThe Bowie Baysox used two late-inning rallies, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, to steal the victory from the Akron RubberDucks, 6-5, Friday night at
RubberDucks Game Recap
Baysox 6 (17-4, 47-42) RubberDucks 5 (7-15, 41-50)
WP: Luis Gonzalez (1-0) LP: Kyle Nelson (1-3) Save: none
The Bowie Baysox used two late-inning rallies, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, to steal the victory from the Akron RubberDucks, 6-5, Friday night at Canal Park.
The Akron bullpen was almost flawless until the top of the ninth inning, when Jesmuel Valentín gave Bowie the lead with a line-drive home run over the left field fence to give Bowie a 5-4 lead. After Akron's ninth-inning run made it 5-5, the momentum returned to the Baysox side with the deciding run in the top of the 10th inning of Bowie's 6-5 win.
Akron RubberDucks started Sam Hentges worked in and out of jams in his 3.1 innings, allowing all three of the Bowie Baysox runs, which were earned. Hentges threw 86 pitches in his outing and struck out six batters, but walked four Bowie Baysox hitters and allowed five base hits. The Akron bullpen combined for 6.2 innings of work allowing only two hits until the top of the ninth inning when Kyle Nelson surrendered a go-ahead, two-run home run in the ninth and an RBI game-winning single in the top of the tenth.
Nearly all of the RubberDucks offense came in the first inning, with a parade of singles. Ernie Clement led off the Ducks half of the first inning with a single to left and was then pushed to second base on a sinking liner to right field from Nolan Jones for his first hit at the double-A level. Then, Connor Marabell, Alex Call, and Nellie Rodríguez brought pushed a run across the plate with RBI singles of their own to give the RubberDucks the early 3-1 advantage. Ernie Clement singled through the right side of the infield in the bottom of the ninth to score Tyler Krieger and tie the score, 5-5.
With two base hits, Trenton Brooks has now extended his hitting streak to 10 games, collecting four doubles and two home runs along the way … Ernie Clement now has a 12-game hitting streak and has collected 67 hits in 53 games since returning from the injured list on May 9th, which ranks second in the Eastern League over that span … Nolan Jones, who collected his first two hits at the double-A level, batted .286 with a .435 OBP at High-A Lynchburg before his promotion to Akron … Time of Game: 3:18… Attendance: 6,042
On the Pond
The RubberDucks continue their homestand Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Baysox. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App. LHP Adam Scott (3-0, 2.22) will start for the RubberDucks as they begin to try to salvage a split in this four-game series with Bowie against RHP Dean Kremer (5-4, 3.71).