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.