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BOWIE, Maryland — The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, secured a 3-0 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium. The victory was Bowie’s seventh shutout of the season.

Bowie (5-3, 37-39) limited Richmond (2-6, 36-41) to just three hits in the entire game. The Baysox took an early lead in the first inning when Matthew Etzel hit an RBI groundout against Richmond’s starting pitcher Dylan Cumming (L, 0-3). Etzel, who had an impressive game, reached base three times, including two hits and a walk, and hit his second triple in Double-A.

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Kyle Brnovich (W, 6-2), the starting pitcher for Bowie, delivered a stellar performance with five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and no walks and striking out four strikeouts. This was his third scoreless start of the season, dropping his ERA to 2.72 in 10 starts.

Frederick Bencosme extended Bowie’s lead in the fifth inning with an RBI single to left field. Bencosme, who is the Orioles’ 27th rookie, has now reached base in 16 consecutive games, the fourth-longest active streak in the league. Bowie’s bullpen, consisting of right-handers Dylan Heid and Dan Hammer (S, 2), continued the strong performance by retiring the final 12 batters in a row. Heid, who came on in the sixth inning, pitched three perfect innings with three strikeouts, improving his ERA this season to 1.14 in 39.1 innings. Hammer sealed the win with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, including two strikeouts, for his second save of the season.

The Baysox will conclude their three-game home series against the Flying Squirrels on Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m. at Prince George’s Stadium. Bowie’s RHP Seth Johnson (5-2, 2.88 ERA) will face Richmond’s LHP Seth Lonsway (0-0, 0.00 ERA).

Wednesday’s game will feature an Independence Day celebration and the biggest fireworks display of the season, as well as an auction of Baysox Fourth of July-worn jerseys to support Promise Land Farm.