Akron went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men stranded, likely the difference in a one-run game that dropped the Aeros’ record to 39-44.
The Aeros got on the board in the first when Jesus Aguilar doubled in Carlos Moncrief.
Host Bowie (40-39) answered back in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Hudson.
Akron regained the lead in the fourth when a single by Quincy Latimore and an error allowed Giovanny Urshela to score from second base.
However, Bowie took the go-ahead lead in the fifth when the first two batters reached before being doubled in by Seth Loman.
Starter Will Roberts was the pitcher of record for Akron, dropping to 5-6 with the loss.
Roberts threw six innings, allowing three earned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Aguilar led the Aeros at the plate with two doubles, two walks and an RBI.
Bowie’s Marcel Prado threw a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his seventh save.