The Bowie Baysox played the Trenton Thunder in the series finale on Wednesday evening. With the Baysox having won the previous two games, the ball club was looking for the series sweep.
Bowie’s early 1-0 lead was erased after Trenton hit a two-run homer in the top of the second inning. Trenton would add onto their lead in the top of the fifth inning when they hit an RBI double. Bowie’s Anthony Vasquez gave up these three runs. Vasquez pitched six innings of work and allowed three runs off of eight hits. He also struck out three batters and walked two during his rally.
The bottom of the fifth inning was when luck ran out for the Thunder and it rained and poured for the Baysox. In the fifth inning alone, the Baysox scored four runs to take the 5-3 lead. The inning was capped off with a Nolan Reimold two-out home run.
Bowie were not done there. In the sixth inning, they added onto their lead with a two-out RBI single off the bat of David Freitas.
Now with a 6-3 lead, Bowie put the “final nail in the coffin” when Christian Walker stepped up to the plate in the top of the ninth inning with a runner on and two outs. Although he did not hit a home run, he did hit an RBI triple which was only his second triple of the 2014 season.
Bowie, up 7-3, closed out the game and picked up the win and the series sweep by recording the final out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Bowie now has a 41-36 record and is currently in third place of the Western Division in the Eastern League.
Most of all, the Bowie Baysox have extended their winning streak to four games in a row now. This is the team’s second four game winning streak in the past two weeks. And this is the second time in two weeks that Bowie has swept Trenton.