Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Akron Aeros to a 4-2 win in game two of a three-game series against the Bowie Baysox Tuesday at Prince George's Stadium.
Adams recorded the win for Akron scattering five hits and striking out seven while walking three. Right-hander Cory Burns got the last three outs to earn his league-high 32nd save of the season.
Righty Bobby Bundy suffered the loss for Bowie pitching four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits, walking five and striking out three.
The Aeros (66-63) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Juan Diaz scored on a Joe Mahoney fielding error.
It remained 1-0 until the top of the fifth inning. Diaz led off with a double, John Drennen walked and Chun Chen was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Diaz scored on a Ben Copeland single to increase the Akron lead to 2-0. Following a pitching change, Kyle Bellows walked to force home Drennen and make it 3-0. Chen scored on a double play to cap the inning and give the Aeros a 4-0 cushion.
The Baysox (70-58) scored two runs off right-hander Tyler Sturdevant in the top of the eighth inning, but drew no closer as Akron went on to the win.
The Aeros and Baysox will play the rubber match of this three-game set on Wednesday. Akron will give the ball to left-handed pitcher Matt Packer, who is 7-11 with a 4.18 ERA in 2011. He will face right-handed pitcher Zach Clark, who is 8-8 with a 4.96 ERA this season.