Baysox fall to Indians again, 4-2 Bowie remains stuck in 4th place


CANTON, Ohio -- One good sweep deserves another, right?

The Bowie Baysox last week swept a three-game Double-A Eastern League series from the Canton-Akron Indians at Memorial Stadium.

Now the Baysox are faced with being swept as Canton last night claimed its third straight win over Bowie, 4-2, at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. The teams conclude their four-game series here tonight at 7:05.

The loss kept Bowie behind Albany in the battle for third place in the EL as Canton extended its win streak to six games.

"We haven't exactly blasted the ball," Canton manager Brian Graham said of the series, in which the Indians have just one home run over three games. "But we've made contact and we haven't struck out a lot."

A player who hadn't been making much contact for the Indians, first baseman Greg Sparks (.182 batting average), did the job with the game on the line last night.

Canton trailed 2-1 entering the sixth, but scored three runs on the same play to jump ahead 4-2.

Stanton Cameron's 21st home run of the season, a bases-empty shot to left off winning pitcher Paul Abbott (4-4) in the second, opened the scoring.

NOTES: After tonight's game, the Baysox continue their road swing with a set at Reading beginning tomorrow. . . . The Baysox, who came to Canton with eight pitchers, received some help yesterday with the addition of Jason Satre and Mark Smith. Satre returned from Triple-A Rochester, where he was 4-5 with 5.85 ERA in 15 starts. Before his promotion, Satre was 5-2 with the Baysox. Smith was moved up from Single-A Frederick, where he was 5-6 with a 3.82 ERA in 21 appearances.

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