Bowie continued a trend of breaking losing streaks this week at Erie, PA, with a 4-0 win over the Erie SeaWolves Friday, their sixth shutout of the season.
Drew Rom and Noah Denoyer combined for the shutout, Hudson Haskin hit his eighth home run of the season and Zach Watson drove in a run for the third consecutive game.
The next night, the Baysox broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth to top the SeaWolves, 2-1. Cristopher Cespedes launched his second home run of the season, and Zach Peek spun six strong innings.
In the ninth, SeaWolves losing pitcher, Zac Houston (L, 0-3), hit Adam Hall with a pitch and allowed a single. Following a double steal, Watson grounded out to first base, driving in Hall with the eventual winning run.
Erie got one back, outgunning Bowie, 12-5, Sunday. The SeaWolves hammered 17 hits to conclude the season’s first half. Garrett Stallings was once again dealt a short start, as Bowie trailed by double digits before the fifth inning.
In the interest of reporting lowlights as well as highlights, the right-hander Stallings (L, 2-7) allowed consecutive RBI doubles to Wenceel Perez and Andre Lipcius in the fourth, and a two-run home run by Quincy Nieporte finally knocked Stallings out. He allowed a career-high 10 runs.
The Baysox were handed their second consecutive one-run loss Thursday night, their 16th of the season, falling 3-2.
Wednesday brought Bowie its seventh walk-off loss of the season, 5-4, in 11 innings. Watson played near-hero, lifting a game-tying, two-run home run off Erie’s Zac Houston, Watson’s third home run of the season. Despite the heroics, Bowie could not manage a baserunner in the 10th or 11th innings, as Yaya Chentouf (W, 2-1) held them scoreless.
Erie drubbed the Baysox, 11-0 Tuesday, with Stallings, at that time 2-6, the recipient of the bad news.
Turning the page after closing the first half with a 27-42 record, the Baysox will open the second half by beginning a six-game series with the Richmond Flying Squirrels at Prince George’s Stadium, first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. EST.
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