SeaWolves Drop Finale to Baysox on Wednesday

By Erie SeaWolves | April 11, 2018 9:30 PM

The SeaWolves were walked off on once again on Wednesday night, falling to the Bowie Baysox 5-4, dropping their fourth straight game.

Bowie jumped ahead in the bottom of the second against Erie starter Sandy Baez. Ademar Rifaela led off with a single and Martin Cervenka doubled putting runners on second and third for Mike Yastrzemski. Yastrzemski connected on a three-run home run to right, giving Bowie a 3-0 lead.

The 'Wolves tied the game in the top of the fourth against Bowie starter Jordan Kipper. Dominic Ficociello led off with a double to extend his hitting streak to seven straight games. With one out, Herlis Rodriguez singled home Ficociello making it 3-1. Erie loaded the bases with two outs on an A.J. Simcox walk and Sergio Alcantara base hit. Troy Montgomery singled home a pair, tying the game.

The SeaWolves took their first lead of the game in the seventh against reliever Matthew Grimes. Erie loaded the bases with one out on three straight singles from Montgomery, Jacob Robson and Jake Rogers. Ficociello lifted a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Montgomery for a 4-3 lead.

Bowie quickly tied the game in the last of the eighth against reliever Mark Ecker when Austin Hays homered to left with one out.

The Baysox then walked it off in the bottom of the ninth. Yastrzemsi led off with a double and moved to third on a one-out passed ball. Erie then summoned John Schrieber to face Erick Salcedo. Salcedo singled to right, scoring Yastrzemski to win the game. It was the second straight walk-off hit for Salcedo.

Baez took the no-decision allowing three runs on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts in five innings.

Paul Fry (1-0) earned the win for Bowie tossing a scoreless top of the ninth with a pair of strikeouts.

Ecker (0-1) took the loss allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.

The SeaWolves are off on Thursday and return to UPMC Park for the home opener, presented by Plyler Entry Systems, against the Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates) on Friday night at 6:05 p.m. Righty Spencer Turnbull (1-0, 1.93 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against RHP Dario Agrazal (0-0, 0.00 ERA).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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