The Bowie Baysox have been on a tear in the second half of the Eastern League season, and they continued their amazing streak with a 5-1 record over the Altoona Curve this week.
Led by hot bats and lights-out pitching, the Baysox are currently holding a one-game lead over the Erie Seawolves in the second half.
When talking about this series, however, the first name that comes to mind is outfielder and O’s No. 3 prospect, Colton Cowser.
During this series, Cowser slashed .524/.557/.952 with an OPS of 1.529. He also carried the team with 11 total hits through the series, including two home runs and nine RBIs.
Cowser finished out an incredible July and first month with the Bowie Baysox where he slashed .324/.446/.649 with an OPS of 1.095.
Speaking of hot bats, let’s talk about one of the more underrated prospects in Joey Ortiz. The O’s No. 13 prospect decided to break out this month and ended July with an amazing series.
Slashing an impressive .519/.536/1.000 with an OPS of 1.536 during the series, Ortiz tallied a team-high 14 hits and 11 RBIs. He also hit three monster home runs, and best of all, had only three strikeouts in 27 at-bats.
Ortiz finished out July slashing .404/.438/.674 with an OPS of 1.112 and recorded an impressive 36 hits and, once again, only 11 strikeouts in 89 at-bats. Obviously, he should be Player of the Month, right?
We talked about two of the great hitters, but now it’s time to talk about the offensive production overall in this series.
First, let’s talk about the run differential. The Baysox scored 56 combined runs in this series, averaging 9.3 runs a game.
The Curve scored a combine 25 runs and averaged a combine 4.16 runs per game, meaning that not only did the Baysox double Altoona’s total runs scored, they had a run differential of 31 runs, averaging just over five more runs than the Curve.
We also have to mention that the Baysox had a hit total of 68, averaging just over 11 hits a game. Altoona’s hit total was 41, and they averaged just under seven hits per game.
All in all, the Baysox had a incredible series against the Curve. As stated earlier, they do have a one-game lead over the Erie Seawolves, as Bowie moves to a 18-8 record in the second half.
The Baysox will begin a series against the Harrisburg Senators on the road starting Tuesday.
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