'Dogs win the opener 8-4, second game suspended

Jantzen Witte 3-for-3, 3 RBI in Game 1

(Kelly O'Connor)

By Portland Sea Dogs | May 15, 2018 5:19 PM

Reading, PA - The Sea Dogs (12-23) rallied back to win the opener 8-4, but game two was suspended with Reading leading 9-7 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Portland was the home game for the second game, due to the April 29th postponement at Hadlock Field.

Game 1 Recap

Jantzen Witte went 3-for-3, 3 RBI, leading the Sea Dogs to an 8-4 win the opener. Matt Kent (2-1) worked 6+ innings on seven hits and four runs to notch his second straight win In the seventh, Trevor Kelly entered the game with three on and retired all three batters to secure his fourth save.

The 'Dogs took a 2-0 led in the first off Jered Eickhoff (MLB Rehab). Tate Matheny put the Sea Dogs on the board with a sacrifice fly, and Luke Tendler nailed an RBI double. Drew Guillon gave Reading a 3-2 lead in the second with a three-run homer.

In the fourth, the Sea Dogs scored five runs of Eickhoff and Ranfi Casimiro (L, 0-1). Austin Rei tied the game with a solo homer, his first in Double-A. Portland received three straight run-scoring hits: Jeremy Rivera (single), Tony Renda (double) and a two-run double by Witte. In the seventh, Witte added the exclamation point with a solo homer.

Game 2 Recap

The game was suspended after the Fightins hit in the ninth inning and leading 9-7. Cord Sanberg snapped a 7-7 tie with a two-run homer. The game will resume on Wednesday morning beginning at 11:45 AM, followed by the regularly scheduled nine-inning game. 

The Sea Dogs and Fightins finish Tuesday's game at 11:45 AM on Wednesday morning. Radio coverage begins at 11:30 AM on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network. MiLB.TV starts at 11:40 AM. The second game will be nine innings, as Kyle Hart takes on Elniery Garcia.

Tickets for Portland's next homestand on May 22-28 can be purchased by visiting seadogs.com or calling 207-879-9500.

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

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