BALTIMORE – The Bowie Baysox won two of five games that they played as Mother Nature changed things up a bit with the scheduling over the past week.
On Memorial Day, in a matinee, Bowie wasted a late lead and suffered a 3-2 loss to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on the road. Ryan Mountcastle’s two-run homer put Bowie up 2-1 in the fourth but trouble came later.
Binghamton scored twice in the eighth when John Mora got a bases-loaded walk. Luis Gonzalez (2-2) took the loss, and the Baysox wasted a good effort from starter Jayson Aquino (one run, five hits, seven innings).
Bowie turned the tables the following day, but this time in Richmond. The Baysox scored three in the eighth to beat Richmond 7-5 on May 29.
The Baysox had runners on first and third with one out and Mountcastle reached on an error that tied the game. Ademar Rifaela came up next and ripped a two-run double that gave Bowie a 7-5 advantage.
Branden Kline got the win with 3 1/3 innings of one-hit relief. He struck out three and did not allow a run and went to 1-0.
The May 30 game was postponed due to wet ground and rescheduled for June 23 as part of a doubleheader.
The weather cleared, but Bowie’s luck got worse moving forward. After scoring a game-tying run in the top of the ninth, the Baysox surrendered two in the bottom half for a 7-6 loss to Richmond.
Corban Joseph started the top of the ninth with a single, got to second on a walk, moved to third thanks to a wild pitch and came in on an Aderlin Rodriguez RBI groundout for a 6-5 lead.
However, it all changed in the bottom half. Ronnie Jebavy tallied a two-run single to center off Tanner Chleborad, a ball that nicked second base and gave the Flying Squirrels a 7-6 win. Jay Flaa (1-1) took the loss in relief.
Bowie returned home on June 1 and split two games with the Trenton Thunder before being rained out on Sunday.
On June 1, Trenton scored four in the first inning and rolled to a 7-2 victory over the Baysox.
Joseph’s sacrifice fly secured Bowie one run in the third, and Anderson Feliz got the other one with an RBI single in the eighth.
Hunter Harvey (1-2) suffered a loss after giving up six runs on five hits in two innings.
The crowd also got a treat when Orioles closer Zach Britton threw on a rehab assignment. He needed eight pitches to set down Trenton in the third.
On June 2, the Baysox improved to 25-28 with a 2-1 victory over Trenton, with both runs coming in the first inning.
Anthony Santander drove in the first one with an RBI double. Trenton shortstop Abiatal Avelino made a throwing error that brought in the other.
Keegan Akin earned the victory with five shutout innings. He gave up three hits and walked three and has not given up a run in his last 14 innings. That is the longest shutout streak for a Bowie pitcher in 2018.
The series finale on June 3 also was washed out due to the day-long rains, and the game was not immediately rescheduled.