BOWIE, Md. – The Portland Sea Dogs missed out on a chance to complete a sweep of the Bowie Baysox on Sunday night. But Manager Kevin Boles wasn’t all that upset, preferring to look at how well his team played during the three-game series.

The Sea Dogs couldn’t keep Bowie’s Buck Britton under control in the series finale. Britton drove in three runs, including the tiebreaker in the seventh inning as Bowie went on to a 6-4 victory at Prince George’s Stadium.

Despite the loss, the Sea Dogs got plenty of good pitching and hitting throughout the series. Boles was particularly happy with the pitching.

“The guys had a real good series,” Boles said. “I thought our pitchers did a real nice job. Even if we were giving up damage, we were limiting the damage. But with this lineup, obviously they’ve got a lot of weapons.”

Bowie leads the Eastern League with a .270 average, but the Sea Dogs limited the Baysox to a total of three runs in the first two games.

On Sunday, Jeremy Kehrt pitched three scoreless innings before running into trouble in the fourth. Niuman Romero’s sacrifice fly and Seth Loman’s RBI single gave Bowie a 2-1 lead.

The Sea Dogs opened the scoring in the third against Tyler Wilson (7-1). Heiker Meneses got a one-out single and moved to third on a single by Matty Johnson. Shannon Wilkerson followed with a sacrifice fly to deep right-center.

Kehrt was unable to make it through the fifth inning. Josh Horton led off with an infield single and Kyle Hudson drew a walk. Both moved up when Trayvon Robinson laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt.

Britton then lined a two-run single to center that ended Kehrt’s evening.

The Sea Dogs rallied in the sixth. Christian Vazquez’s single that landed just inside the right-field line drove home Johnson and Wilkerson, cutting Bowie’s lead to 4-3.

J.C. Linares tied the game with a solo homer to left with two outs in the seventh.

Bowie went ahead for good in the bottom of the inning, however. Miguel Celestino (1-8), who allowed only one hit in 21/3 innings walked Robinson with two outs. Left-hander Matt Maloney then came on to face the left-handed hitting Britton, who lined an RBI double to right-center. Caleb Joseph followed with an RBI single.

The Sea Dogs threatened in the ninth when Vazquez got a leadoff double against Oliver Drake. But Drake retired the final three batters, including Linares on a called third strike to end the game.

Still, the Sea Dogs were happy to be heading home having won two out of three in Bowie.

“We played the game the right way,” Vazquez said. “We played hard, and the pitching was there. There was a lot of good hits, RBI, and we played well here.”

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