Double-A Bowie’s Michael Baumann made quick work of Richmond hitters Wednesday night.
The ninth-ranked Orioles prospect hurled a complete game, working around four hits and two walks while fanning seven as Double-A the Baysox bested the Flying Squirrels, 4-0, at Prince George’s Stadium. The game clocked in at an efficient one hour and 58 minutes.
Accomplishing a “Maddux,” Baumann (3-2) threw 64 of his 97 pitches for strikes, his second nine-inning complete game in under 100 pitches this season. On July 16, the right-hander made history with a no-hitter against Harrisburg on July 16.
Baumann sat down the first eight batters before Johneshwy Fargas singled with two outs in the third inning. Catcher Carlos Perez fired a strike to second baseman Anderson Feliz as Fargas attempted to steal to end the inning.
A walk to Bryce Johnson with one out in the fourth was canceled out as Baumann induced a double play off the bat of MLB.com’s No. 20 overall prospect Joey Bart.
Jalen Miller led off the sixth with a single to center. After Miller was nabbed by Garcia trying to steal second, Ryan Howard singled to left, but the 23-year-old righty got Fargas to ground into a double play to finish the frame.
Bart walked in the seventh and second-ranked Giants prospect Heliot Ramos lined a two-out single to right in the ninth before Baumann completed the game with by whiffing Bryce Johnson.
The third-round 2017 pick sports a 1.86 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 53 1/3 innings since being promoted to the Baysox on June 21. In 11 starts at Frederick, Baumann posted a 1-4 record with a 3.83 ERA and 77 strikeouts over 54 innings.
Perez powered the Bowie offense with three RBIs, including a two-run dinger in the eighth. Cedric Mullins contributed three hits and two runs scored.
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