The SeaWolves came back from a 4-0 deficit on Friday at UPMC Park to take their fourth-straight game from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Dylan Rosa tied the game at four in the eighth inning with a solo home run, and ended the game in the ninth inning with a walk-off,
The SeaWolves came back from a 4-0 deficit on Friday at UPMC Park to take their fourth-straight game from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Dylan Rosa tied the game at four in the eighth inning with a solo home run, and ended the game in the ninth inning with a walk-off, two-out single to give Erie the 5-4 win.
Binghamton nearly got a quality start from Luc Rennie. The right-hander opened the night with five scoreless innings, striking out eight batters. Erie threatened to close the gap against Rennie in the fifth inning when they loaded the bases, but Rennie notched back-to-back strikeouts to keep Erie off of the scoreboard. Rennie was tagged for his only run in the sixth inning when Kerry Carpenter knocked an RBI single to center field.
Against the Binghamton bullpen, Riley Greene added to the Erie score in the seventh inning with a two-out double to left field, scoring John Valente. Jacob Robson continued his remarkable offensive stretch this season in the eighth inning when he hit his second triple of the year. Kerry Carpenter drove Robson in for the second time on the night, but was later thrown out trying to advance a base on a wild pitch. Dylan Rosa made up for the miscue afterwards by slugging his game-tying home run to left field.
Mark Leiter Jr. made his second start for Erie, but had a tough time with the strike zone. Leiter walked two batters in the first inning, including once with the bases loaded to give Binghamton the early lead. Binghamton plated three more runs against Leiter, all on solo home runs. David Rodriguez and Carlos Cortes each left the yard in the second inning, while Wagner Lagrange collected one in the fifth.
Erie handed the bullpen work to Max Green and Ethan DeCaster, and both logged scoreless outings. Gerson Moreno took the ninth inning after Erie had tied the game, and nearly gave Binghamton a free run. Moreno hit the leadoff batter, and after Binghamton sacrificed to advance the runner, a wild pitch pushed the runner to third base with only one out. Moreno escaped the jam by logging a strikeout and working a pop up to send the game to the home half of the frame.
In the bottom of the ninth, Robson and Josh Lester each knocked two-out singles to put the winning run at third base. Binghamton intentionally walked Carpenter, and Dylan Rosa singled to center field to complete the comeback, the second walk-off win for Erie in this series.
Erie has now won each of their first three series this season. They continue the series with Binghamton on Saturday, and look to win their sixth-straight game. First pitch for the fifth game of the set is scheduled for 4:05 PM, and it features the Casey Mize No-Hitter Commemorative Bobblehead. The first 1,000 fans at UPMC Park will receive the bobblehead, presented by UPMC Hamot.