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Aeros leave a village on the base paths losing 3-2 to Bowie

Offense fails to find clutch hitting in third straight loss

Aeros leave a village on the base paths losing 3-2 to Bowie
July 1, 2013
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Bowie, MD – After a grueling four games in the past three days, the Akron Aeros were back on the field as they began a road trip in Bowie.  However the Aeros were defeated by the Bowie Baysox by a final score of 3-2 on Monday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

One day after being ejected for arguing a call at home plate with an Umpire, Jesus Aguilar was back in full force on the Aeros lineup hitting an RBI double in his first at-bat in the 1st inning to score Carlos Moncrief.  It was Aguilar’s 19th RBI of the season and the Aeros took an early lead.

The Baysox responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the 2nd, as Garabez Rosa led off with a single and was driven in by a sacrifice fly from Kyle Hudson.

Akron retook the lead in the 4th inning, when Giovanny Urshela scored on a Quincy Latimore single that was dropped by left fielder Hudson, and the Aeros led 2-1.

However, it was one play in the 5th inning that solidified the Baysox victory.  With two men on base and 1 out in the bottom of the 5th, 1st baseman Seth Loman hit a double into left field scoring both runners as the Baysox took the lead 3-2.

The Aeros would threaten in the 8th inning but did not score a run and went quietly in the 9th as the Baysox claimed the 3-2 victory.

The Aeros’ lineup was very strong throughout the night, but it was not enough for a win.  Overall, the team managed 8 hits, but left 12 players on base, stranding runners on the bases in every inning except for the 6th and the 9th.  They left five runners on base in the final three innings, converting zero runs in that time.

The Baysox had 10 hits, but it was Loman’s double in the 5th inning that proved to be the most important.

For the Aeros, Aguilar and Urshela led the night, each with two hits and scoring a run.  Aguilar went 2-3 with a double and was also walked twice.  Aguilar has now reached base safely in each of his last 25 games.

Jose Ramirez stole 2nd base in the top of the 4th inning.  It was his 26th stolen base for Akron in 2013.

In addition to Seth Loman, Niuman Romero and Garabez Rosa each had two hits and one run apiece for the Baysox. Bowie only left six runners on base as opposed to Akron’s 12.

The pitching on both sides was consistent, as both the Aeros and Baysox had plenty of hits, but only scored five runs total.

Will Roberts took the mound for Akron and allowed the three crucial runs on nine hits, but also struck out four.  He was given the loss and his record stands at 5-6.

Bowie’s starter Mike Wright pitched four innings and gave up two runs, but it was reliever Tim Bascom who earned the win, only pitching two and two-thirds innings allowing two hits but no runs.

The Aeros drop to 39-44 and have now lost three straight.  They are 5.5 games behind the Harrisburg Senators at the top of the division.  Conversely, the Baysox have won three straight and they move over .500 with a record of 40-39.

The series continues on Tuesday night in Bowie as Toru Murata takes the mound for the Aeros against Eduardo Rodriguez of the Baysox.

The first pitch is set for 7:05 pm.

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