AKRON, OH -- The Bowie Baysox sent one of the best pitching prospects in baseball to the mound as they looked to sweep the Akron Aeros Sunday at Canal Park.
Akron starting pitcher T.J. House decided he was just not going to let that happen.
The Aeros (6-11) defeated the Baysox (10-8) by the score of 7-2, avoiding their fourth straight loss. Akron finally managed to keep the Bowie bats in check after allowing 62 runs to the Baysox in seven games this season.
"These guys are a terror," House said. "They're an older group, they're a lot more experienced, and they make adjustments really well here. You have to change it up and you've got to be one step ahead of them. They're going to give you a good fight."
Going into a matchup with highly-regarded Orioles prospect Kevin Gausman, House (2-1, 3.22 ERA, 1.77 FIP) did not blink. The left-hander went 5.2 innings, striking out nine batters while only allowing two runs on six hits and one walk.
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