New Hampshire couldn’t pull out a series win on Sunday, leaving Maryland with a 13-7 defeat at the hands of the Bowie Baysox.
The two teams combined for 30 hits, with Bowie collecting eight of them in the first inning alone.
During that early assault, the Baysox sent seven runs across the plate, equaling their entire output from the night before.
New Hampshire clawed back two runs in the next half-inning, but Bowie’s Garabez Rosa answered immediately with his seventh homer of the year.
Rosa would add another home run in the sixth, with teammate Aderlin Rodriguez getting his 12th dinger of the year in the fourth.
Andrew Guillotte added a homer of his own for the Fisher Cats in the sixth, as the visitors were able to keep pace on the scoreboard after that early explosion, if not erase the ‘Sox lead completely.
Every Baysox batter except for Adrian Marin had at least one hit, with five recording multiple hit games.
New Hampshire would end the day with 13 hits in total off Bowie pitching, with Guillotte going 3-for-4 and Jonathan Davis concluding with a 4-for-5 day that held a double. Ryan McBroom also grabbed his 13th double of the year in a 2-for-4 day.
John Means (3-7) scattered seven of those New Hampshire hits on his way to the win. Leaving after five innings of work, he struck out five and walked one Fisher Cat, giving up three earned runs and four in total.
Although Means didn’t have a perfect day by any “means”, his counterpart had the worst game of his career.
Fisher Cats starter Jon Harris (2-7) left after just two outs, tied with his outing at Single-A Lansing on April 9, 2016 for his shortest appearance in his three years of professional baseball.
In that game, he gave up three runs before getting the hook, but this time he was responsible for all seven runs accrued during the Baysox early onslaught. This marked the second time in 2017 that Harris allowed seven runs, just short of the eight runs he gave up while pitching for the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians against the Boise Hawks on August 25, 2015.
The only New Hampshire pitchers not to give up a run was Andrew Case, who earned back-to-back 1-2-3 innings in the sixth and seventh.
With the loss, the Fisher Cats end their southern swing 4-2, returning to Manchester on Tuesday.
There, they will start a three-game set against the Harrisburg Senators. Connor Greene (3-5, 3.40 ERA) takes the mound for New Hampshire against the Senators’ Taylor Hill (2-1, 6.00 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.