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On Friday night, the Bowie Baysox lost a tough one to the Akron Rubberducks 7-6. The game started at 6:40, with a gametime temperature of a chilly 52 degrees. Baysox starting pitcher Jake Pettit allowed 4 earned runs over 5 2/3 innings. Rubberducks starting pitcher Kyle Davies allowed 6 runs, 5 of them earned, over 6 innings. Ashur Tolliver took the loss for the Baysox, while Davies got the win for the Rubberducks.
Christian Walker led Bowie’s offense with a 3-run homer, and Cuban defector Daniel Alvarez hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot. Designated hitter Kyeong Kang had a two hit night with a single and a double.
For the Rubberducks, star prospect shortstop Francisco Lindor had a 3 hit night and scored a run. Bryson Myles, the designated hitter, had a 2 hit night with an RBI and also scored 2 runs.
A scary moment happened when Pettit hit Rubberducks’ first baseman Jake Lowery in the face with a pitch. It was obviously not intentional. He was able to leave on his own accord, which was a good sign.
The Baysox had chances to win the game, but just couldn’t put enough runs across the board and their pitching just wasn’t good enough.