Wednesday saw wild-card qualifiers Reading and Bowie claim the first games of their respective Eastern League playoff series by the same score.
Reading, aided by solo home runs from Jake Fox, Tommy Joseph and Leandro Castro, doubled up the Eastern Division champion Trenton Thunder 4-2 in their best-of-five opener at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Bowie also beat Western Division winner Akron by that same final at Prince George’s Stadium. Rhyne Hughes, Ty Kelly and Ronnie Welty each homered for the Baysox.
The series continue Thursday at those same sites.
– Mike Copper