The Bowie Baysox are one game away from sweeping their Western Division final against Akron, while Trenton evened its Eastern Division series vs. Reading after Thursday’s Eastern League playoff action.
Caleb Joseph had a solo home run for one of his three hits in Bowie’s 7-5 victory over the Aeros at Prince George’s Stadium. Akron must sweep the series’ last three games at Canal Park to advance to next week’s championship series.
Trenton salvaged a split at FirstEnergy Stadium with its 4-1 victory over the Phillies. Addison Maruszak totaled two hits, two runs scored and a homer for the New Jersey franchise, which hosts that series’ remaining three games at Waterfront Park.
– Mike Copper