Bowie falls 6 to 1
ALTOONA, Pa.– The Bowie Baysox saw their season come to an end with a 6-1 loss to the Altoona Curve in Game Three of the Western Division Championship Series on Saturday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.
Altoona grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first as a walk and a single started the inning before both runners scored later in the frame on sac flies from Kevin Kramer and Jin-De Jhang.
DJ Stewart put the Baysox on the board with a solo shot in the fourth off of Curve starter Austin Coley.
In the home half of the fourth, Jerrick Suiter drew a leadoff walk and scored on Jhang’s RBI triple to stretch the Altoona lead to 3-1.
Bowie starter Lucas Long (0-1) allowed three runs on three hits while walking three and fanning one in four innings of work.
Coley (1-0) gave up a run on six hits to go along with a walk and three strikeouts in 7.0 IP.
Pablo Reyes made it a 4-1 game in favor of the Curve with a solo shot in the fifth off of RHP Jordan Kipper (1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K).
Aderlin Rodriguez (3-4) had a multi-hit game for Bowie and LHP Paul Fry (2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K) had a scoreless outing in relief.
Altoona extended the lead to 6-1 on Wyatt Mathisen’s two-run shot in the seventh
Keys lose 7-1
The Lynchburg Hillcats (2-1) utilized two big innings to post a 7-1 victory over the Frederick Keys (1-2) and earn a Carolina League co-championship on Saturday Night at City Stadium. This season, the Hillcats will share the title with the Down East Wood Ducks, champions of the CL South.
Lynchburg plated four runs in the bottom of the third inning, thanks in part to two Keys errors. Following a double by Ka’ai Tom and a walk, Jomar Reyes committed an error to load up the bases. Reid Love countered with a strikeout, but Gavin Collins hit a two-run single. A second miscue by Shane Hoelscher then allowed Mitch Longo to reach, before Martin Cervenka drove home a pair with a double. Due to the errors three of the four runs were unearned.
In the sixth, the Hillcats plated three more. Back-to-back singles by Connor Marabell and Sicnarf Loopstok and a walk loaded the bases for Lynchburg with two outs. A passed ball then brought a run home, before a Willi Castro single made it a 7-0 game.
Frederick was limited to only two hits on the game, both courtesy of Chris Clare, who singled in the sixth and doubled in the ninth. Ademar Rifaela brought home the lone run with a sacrifice fly in the final inning.
Adam Plutko (1-0) earned the win, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and struck out two. Love (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs (one earned) on five hits in five innings. The former East Carolina product walked two and struck out three.
The Frederick Keys concluded their regular season with a 68-71 record, including a 37-33 figure in the second-half.