BOWIE, Md. – A blowout on Tuesday and a blowout on Wednesday. The only difference is which team is being blown out.
The Bowie Bay Sox easily handled the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the second game of their series, 13-6.
Like Tuesday, an early avalanche of runs proved to be insurmountable, although the runs did keep on coming later on.
Bowie grabbed seven runs in the first two innings, getting home runs from Anderson Feliz and Brett Cumberland to punctuate the onslaught.
New Hampshire did bring the game within three runs by the top of the fifth, getting a home run of their own from Cavan Biggio, but Bowie collected four straight hits to begin the third, scoring three more runs and erasing any notion that the visitors had of catching up.
Both teams combined for 30 hits, with all 18 starting batters getting a hit except for New Hampshire’s Gunnar Heidt.
For the Fisher Cats, Biggio, Bo Bichette, Harold Ramirez and Eduard Pinto each got two hits, while Bowie got multiple hits from Cumberland, Feliz, Craig Gentry, Aderlin Rodriguez, Austin Hays, Erick Salcedo.
Feliz also obtained an astounding six RBI in the effort while Rodriguez finished with three RBI.
On the mound, Keegin Akin rose to 12-6 on the year, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings of work. New Hampshire’s Jordan Romano got the loss, his second in a row following the record-setting debacle last week against Richmond.
Romano, now 10-6, allowed four earned runs off nine hits, striking out seven during his four-inning appearance.
The series concludes with a rubber match at 11:05 a.m. on Thursday with New Hampshire pitting Hector Perez (0-2, 3.32 ERA) against Bowie’s Dean Kremer (3-0, 1.57 ERA).