May 13—Wednesday's game
Game recap: Kyle Bradish and three Bowie relievers combined on a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts, sending the Fightin Phils to their third straight loss and first shutout of the season at Prince George's Stadium.
The Baysox (5-2) struck for four runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth to take a commanding lead in winning the second game of the six-game series.
Catcher Adley Rutschman, the first overall pick in the 2019 draft, hit one of three homers for Bowie, all in the fifth inning. Jaylen Ferguson and Chris Hudgins also homered.
Colton Eastman took the loss, allowing two hits and four runs, two earned, over 3 2/3 innings. He was charged with three wild pitches.
Andrew Brown allowed four hits, including two homers, and four runs; he retired just two batters.
The Fightins (2-6) have the highest ERA in the league at 7.07. They have allowed a league-leading 14 home runs and walked a league-high 42. Opposing hitters are batting .288, second-highest in the league.
Bradish allowed three hits, walked two and struck out nine over five innings.
Phillers: Prior to Wednesday's game the Phillies sent right-hander Kyle Glogoski from Lehigh Valley to Reading. ... Left-hander Johordany Mezquita was sent from Reading to Jersey Shore. ... Reading catcher Rodolfo Duran, the top position prospect on the club, left the game with what appears to be a hamstring injury as he stumbled to the ground after running out a ground ball. ... Reading second baseman Daniel Brito went 1-for-2 and walked twice. ... The Fightins are batting .194, 10th-best in the 12-team league. ... They are 11th in on-base percentage (.290).
On deck: The Fightins and Baysox continue their six-game series Thursday at 6:35 at Prince George's Stadium.
— Compiled by Mike Drago