RubberDucks fall to BaySox 6-5
BY DAVE WILSON
(AKRON, OH) - Bowie's Corban Joseph slugged a two-run homer, and Ademar Rifaela recorded a key outfield assist, as the Baysox notched a 6-5 win over the Akron RubberDucks Wednesday night at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio.
The RubberDucks (65-44) were trailing 6-4 when they rallied in the eighth inning against Bowie reliever Matt Grimes. With the bases loaded and one out, Alexis Pantoja grounded a base hit to Rifaela in left field. Ka'ai Tom crossed the plate to make it 6-5, but Rifaela fired a strike to catcher Martin Cervenka to cut down Mark Mathias at the plate and prevent the tying run from scoring. Grimes then struck out Tyler Krieger to end the threat and preserve the lead.
Jake Paulson (6-4) started for the RubberDucks and suffered his first loss since June 26th, also against Bowie. Paulson worked five innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. He served up a two-run homer to Corban Joseph in the first inning. When Paulson left after five, the Ducks trailed, 5-3. Lefty David Speer gave up an RBI double to Cervenka in the sixth to make it 6-3. Right-hander James Karinchak made his Double-A debut when he relieved Speer in the sixth. He worked one scoreless inning.
Krieger was 0-5 to snap his team-record 24-gamehit streak. Bobby Bradley slugged a 2-run homer in the first inning off Brian Gonzalez (4-5) to knot the score, 2-2. It was Bradley's league-high 24thhomer of the year. Ka'ai Tom was 4-5, but fanned against Sox closer Brandon Kline to to end the game...Sam Haggerty chipped in an RBI double and a bases-loaded walk for the Ducks.
The RubberDucks had their three-game win streak snapped...The Baysox (49-58) took the lead for good on an RBI single by Aderlin Rodriguez in the third and got major insurance with a two-run single by Erick Salcedo in the fourth...Gonzalez worked five innings and allowed three runs to pick up the win...It was Bowie's first win at Canal Park in five tries...Altoona won a 1-0, rain-shortened game at Harrisburg, cutting Akron's lead to six games in the EL West...Time of game: 3:05 ... Attendance: 2,632.
On the Pond
The RubberDucks and Baysox will play the series and homestand finale on Thursday night at 7:05. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App..
POSTED 08/01/2018 23:37