The Reading Fightin Phils and Bowie Baysox are tied 2-2 in the Eastern League Championship Series

On Thursday, Reading used strong pitching and a bunch of offense to beat Bowie. The Baysox used that same recipe Friday night to beat Reading 9-1 and tie the Eastern League Championship Series 2-2.

One way or another, the Eastern League season will end Saturday night. Game Five of the series takes place in Bowie, Maryland after the Baysox tied the series 2-2 with a 9-1 pounding of the Reading Fightin Phils.

Bowie scored early and often, starting with three first inning runs against Ben Lively. A two-run double from Garabez Rosa started the scoring, with a sacrifice fly by Chance Sisco driving in the third run.

Reading would get their only run of the night in the fourth when starter David Hess would throw a wild pitch that allowed Cameron Perkins to score from third. Hess, who picked up his second postseason win, finished with seven innings of work, allowing just one run. On the night, Reading collected just four hits, two of which were from Dylan Cozens

The Baysox got to Lively again in the fifth when Trey Mancini delivered a two-out RBI single and they would finish him off in the seventh when they scored three more times to make it 7-1. Ryan O'Sullivan relieved Lively and got two outs in the seventh before being relieved by Tom Windle, who got out of the seventh unscathed, but then surrendered two runs in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Mike Yastrzemski and an RBI single from Trey Mancini.

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