Pitching provides most highlights in Bowie’s 2-4 week; home twin bill Thursday

Bowie survived a late rally by the Somerset Patriots and broke ahead late for a 3-2 win Saturday night in Bridgewater, NJ.

Connor Norby and Colton Cowser each collected hits to start the day, with Cowser doubling to drive in Norby, while Joey Ortiz used a groundout to bring in Cowser.

The Baysox held off a late push by the Patriots last Wednesday night, evening their six-game series with the Yankees’ affiliate with a 5-4 win. Drew Rom tossed 5.2 innings for his third consecutive win, and Cowser went 3-for-5 at the plate with a solo home run.

You’ve just read the highlights of Bowie’s week.

On July 4, the Baysox were held scoreless for only the fourth time this season, dropping a 1-0 game to Somerset. Despite outhitting their opponent, Michael Beltre’s solo home run in the third inning was the difference maker.

Friday night, the Patriots scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the Baysox down, 3-2, Bowie’s eighth walk-off loss of the season.

The pitching highlight was that Garrett Stallings tore through the Somerset lineup in a long relief role. Stallings fired six scoreless innings, striking out seven batters and not allowing a walk.

Saturday night featured another pitching high point, as Kyle Bradish spun three perfect innings for Bowie as part of his rehab stint, striking out five batters.

Bowie grabbed an early 1-0 lead Sunday but only managed one hit and two baserunners over the final six innings of a 3-1 Somerset win.

The loss dropped Bowie to 34-47, 7-5 in the second half.

Following a day off Monday, Bowie began a six-game home series with the Akron Rubber Ducks, but Tuesday’s game was rained out, setting up a makeup game Thursday, a single-admission doubleheader, with first pitch at 5:35 p.m. It will be a seven-inning doubleheader.

Who stood out to you for Bowie this week? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to follow The Baltimore Battery on Facebook and Twitter! And make sure to use the hashtag #baltimorebattery when sharing our content to show your Birdland swag!

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Published by Steve Katz

I started following the Orioles the year of the Frank Robinson trade, and I'm just as intense now as ever, in spite of the circumstances of the last few years. UMCP graduate, former reporter, editor and blogger.

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