RubberDucks crush Baysox, 16-4
Akron recorded season-high totals in runs (16) and hits (17) in Thursday's blowout.
BOWIE, MD – The Akron RubberDucks registered season-high totals with 16 runs and 17 hits Thursday night, as they cruised to a 16-4 win over the Bowie Baysox at Prince George’s Stadium.
After falling behind 2-1, the RubberDucks (33-20) broke the game open in the fourth by sending eleven batters to the plate and scoring seven runs to take an 8-2 lead. Jordan Smith stroked a key, two-run double down the left field line to give Akron the lead, 3-2. LaHair later added a three-run double. Bowie starter Zach Davies (1-2, 3.92) left after allowing three runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Control problems persisted for the Baysox relief corps, as the RubberDucks took advantage of 12 walks, including back-to-back-to-back bases-loaded walks in a six-run eighth inning. Myles added a two-run double in the frame, his third hit ofthe night.
Right-hander Duke von Schamann (2-0, 3.18) worked six innings for Akron, giving up three runs. The win allowed the RubberDucks to move four games ahead of the second-place Baysox (29-24) in the EL West.
The RubberDucks will now return to Canal Park for a three-game series against the Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) beginning on Friday at 6:35 PM ET. LHP Shawn Morimando (NR) will be called up from Class-A Carolina and make his Double-A debut for the RubberDucks, while RHP Brad Meyers (1-2, 4.86) is the expected starter for Harrisburg. Thegame will be broadcast on www.AkronRubberDucks.com.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The 2014 season is the 18th since moving toCanal Park and the first as the RubberDucks. For more information, including official team merchandise, go towww.AkronRubberDucks.com or call 330-253-5151. Fans may also follow the team on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks and Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck.