Altoona (Pirates) 6, Bowie Baysox 1 (Altoona wins series, 3-0)
The lone Bowie run scored when D.J. Stewart hit a solo home run. That was just about it for offense for the Baysox. Although they had eight hits, just two went for extra bases, and they only drew one walk. Chances were few. They didn’t do much with the chances they did get, going 0-6 with RISP in the game.
The Curve scored two runs against the Baysox in the first inning, and as it turned out, that was all that they would need to win. Stacey’s cousin Lucas Long (not actually Stacey’s cousin) had a bit of a tough game, giving up three runs on three hits and three walks in four innings. In relief, Jordan Kipper allowed another three runs in just 1.2 innings, serving up a pair of home runs.
That combined to bring the Baysox season to an end. Aderlin Rodriguez had three of the eight hits for Bowie.
Lynchburg (Indians) 7, Frederick Keys 1 (Lynchburg wins series, 2-1)
Hurricane Irma led to this series being cut down to a best of three, and the championship for the Carolina League was called off entirely, so Lynchburg will be a co-champion of the league.
The Keys had a tough night on offense on Friday. Things didn’t get any better in the elimination game. They were held to just two hits in the game. In fact, other than Keys #9 hitter Chris Clare, no Frederick batter safely reached base. Clare was 2-2 and drew a walk in the game. He scored their only run in the ninth inning when he was driven in by a sacrifice fly.
There were three Keys errors in the game that led to three unearned runs against Frederick’s starter Reid Love. Four runs scored in Love’s five innings, with just one being earned. Love allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three.
Complete box scores from these games can be found here.
Sunday’s Scheduled Games
That’s it! Everybody is done for the year, so the only thing left to pay attention to until next year is the Orioles. Hopefully they stop losing.