The SeaWolves dropped the series finale to the Bowie Baysox on Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Park, 8-6. Erie won four of six games during the first homestand of the series.
The 'Wolves jumped ahead in the bottom of the second against Bowie starter Brandon Barker. Christin Stewart led off with a walk and moved into scoring position on a Gabriel Quintana base hit. Dominic Ficociello reached on a fielder's choice, moving Stewart to third. Miguel Gonzalez put Erie on the board with a base hit up the middle, plating Stewart for a 1-0 lead. Argenis Diaz followed with a walk, loading the bases for the top of the lineup. With two outs, Jeff McVaney was hit by a pitch, scoring Ficociello for a 2-0 lead. Barker then issued a bases loaded walk to Logan Watkins, giving the 'Wolves a 3-0 lead.
The Baysox battled back in the top of the fourth against Erie starter Myles Jaye. With one out, Audry Perez reached on an error. Aderlin Rodriguez singled, pushing Perez into scoring position. Garabez Rosa singled home Perez making it a 3-1 game. With two outs, Erick Salcedo singled home Rodriguez and Rosa, tying the game. Three more Erie errors in the inning would lead to a pair of runs scoring, giving the Baysox a 5-3 lead.
Bowie would go ahead by five runs in the top of the seventh against the Erie bullpen. A.J. Achter, who tossed 2.1 scoreless frames heading into the inning, retired the first batter before giving up a walk to Rodriguez and a single to Rosa. D.J. Stewart then homered off of Jeff Ferrell making it 8-3.
The SeaWolves attempted to claw their way back into the game. In the seventh with two outs, Watkins walked and moved into scoring position on a Mike Gerber base hit. Stewart singled home Watkins making it 8-4.
Erie would get one more in the eighth on a Jason Krizan RBI groundout and one in the ninth on a Watkins solo home run, his first of the season, cutting it to an 8-6 game. Erie would get no closer.
Jaye (0-1) took the loss allowing five unearned runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts in 3.2 innings.
The SeaWolves hit the road to begin a three-game series on Thursday night against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at NYSEG Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
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