Naylor's walk-off secures Finals sweep for Akron
Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Two outs. Game tied. The moment couldn’t have been any better scripted for Bo Naylor.
Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. Two outs. Game tied. The moment couldn’t have been any better scripted for
After taking the first two games of the Championship Series on the road, the RubberDucks returned home with the chance to clinch their first league title since 2016. It was a pitchers' duel for the first four innings until Bowie struck first, plating two runs in the top of the fifth on a fielding error. The Orioles affiliate would tack on three more for a 5-0 lead.
In the bottom of the eighth,
Drew Rom, Baltimore’s 25th-ranked prospect, hurled five scoreless innings for the Baysox, allowing five hits without a walk while fanning seven. RubberDucks starter Konnor Pilkington tied his season high in strikeouts with nine across five one-hit frames, walking four and surrendering two unearned runs.
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