BALTIMORE - The Bowie Baysox had another week of struggling in the final days of June, losing four of six games in two series – one against Akron, the other versus Erie.
The first game of the Akron series, on June 25, saw the RubberDucks roll to a 12-5 victory. Akron scored five in the third inning and took command.
Bowie cut the lead to 5-3 on back-to-back solo homers from Ryan Mountcastle and Corban Joseph but Akron then scored two more to grab command again.
The Baysox then tied the series with an 8-4 victory the following night. Aderlin Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the first for an early 3-0 lead. Audry Perez added a solo shot in the fifth to make it 4-2, and he homered again in the seventh. Bowie added three more runs afterwards to secure the win.
But Akron answered back on June 27. The RubberDucks used an eight-run second inning to roll to a 13-3 victory over Bowie.
Santander homered for Bowie in the first, but this game belonged to Akron.
On June 28, Bowie became known as the Chesapeake Ghost Crabs, but they suffered a 6-4 loss to the RubberDucks.
Akron got a pair of three-run homers, and that was too much for Bowie. Rodriguez hit a three-run homer for Bowie, and Santander later added a sacrifice fly that cut the lead to 6-4 but that’s all the Ghost Crabs could do.
Bowie wound up dropping three of four in the series.
Erie’s Daz Cameron triple and scored on a throwing error from Ademar Rifaela in right for a 4-3 victory over the Baysox on June 29.
The game was tied at 3 in the seventh inning when Cameron started things with a lined shot towards the right field corner. Bowie battled back the entire game. The Baysox got a two-run homer from Jaycob Brugman, and a Rifaela’s RBI single (in the third and fourth innings, respectively), to tie the game on two separate occasions.
That was Bowie’s third straight loss and sixth defeat in the last seven games.
However, the Baysox ended that the next night when Brian Gonzalez threw seven solid innings in a 2-1 victory over Erie.
He struck out nine batters and set down 13 of 14 at one point and retired the last five batters he saw on this night.
Still, Bowie needed to rally. Ryan Mountcastle tied the game with an RBI triple in the sixth. Santander gave Bowie the lead in the eighth with another triple – which gave Gonzalez the win.
Also, five members of the team were picked for the Western Division squad that will play in the 2018 Eastern League All-Star Game in Trenton, New Jersey. Martin Cervenka, Corban Joseph and Ryan Mountcastle were selected as field position players while pitchers Keegan Akin and Luis Gonzalez also were picked.
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