Bryce Harper has single, SB with Harrisburg and Bowie 1-1 midway

BOWIE, Md. - Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper has gone 1-for-2 with a single and a stolen base in a pair of plate appearances Wednesday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium.

Harper’s base hit was the first off of Former University of Virginia left-hander Mike Ballard of the Bowie Baysox. He stole base in that inning but Ballard got out of it with a strikeout in the second inning.

Harper faced Ballard again in the fourth and worked a 3-0 count and thought an outside pitch was ball four and started to trot down to first. But home plate umpire Max Guyll called it a strike and eventually Harper struck out looking. After the third strike call, Harper slammed his helmet down in front of the plate in disgust.

Chris McConnell with a sac fly RBI as Double-A Harrisburg and Bowie are tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning.

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