BOWIE — The Baysox took two of three games from Altoona on the road at the beginning of last week and then came back home to split a four-game series with Hartford.
Bowie started the week with a 2-0 victory in Altoona on May 7. Jayson Aquino (seven innings, one hit) and Luis Gonzalez (two innings, no hits) came together to throw a one-hitter in that win.
Corban Joseph hit a homer in the top of the first, and Mike Yastrzemski’s two-out RBI single in the ninth gave Bowie its other run. That ended a four-game losing streak.
The Curve rebounded on May 8 to beat Bowie, 2-1. For the Baysox, their only run came in the ninth when Adrian Marin, Cedric Mullins and Anderson Feliz singled with two outs to bring in one but Bowie left the tying run at third.
Austin Hays came up with runners on first and third, and two outs struck out to end it.
However, Bowie bounced back when the two teams finished the series the following morning. Feliz, Marin, Mullins and Yastrzemski combined for 10 hits and four RBI in an 8-2 victory over Altoona.
Yastrzemski led the way by going 4-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, two runs plus a steal. Feliz homered, and he had two hits as did Marin and Mullins.
The better news may have come from the mound where starter Hunter Harvey (1-1) got the win - his first victory since July 18, 2014, when he was pitching in the Carolina League.
Harvey gave up two runs on five hits in five innings. That is the longest he has pitched in a game since July 25, 2014, with Delmarva of the South Atlantic League.
Bowie then came home for four games with the Hartford Yard Goats. The series began well with a 7-6 victory on May 10. The big inning came in the sixth when Bowie scored six times.
The Baysox got those six runs with two outs. Mullins lined an RBI triple for the first run. Then, Hays put Bowie into the lead with a two-run homer. Later, Aderlin Rodriguez belted a three-run homer that gave the Baysox a 7-2 edge.
Bowie then held off a late Yard Goats rally for that victory.
Then, the next night, Keegan Akin threw six and two-thirds shutout innings while his teammates banged out 15 hits en route to a 13-0 victory over Hartford.
Akin struck out and allowed only four hits. He improved to 4-3 this season.
Audry Perez went 3-for-5 with a double plus a homer and five RBI. Yastrzemski banged out three doubles, which ties a franchise record, and knocked in four runs.
Hartford won the final two games of the series. The Yard Goats took a 6-4 decision May 12 even though Perez hit a three-run homer. Bowie then fell behind 7-1 the next day and could not catch up as Hartford scored a 9-4 victory.