SeaWolves Rally to Walk Off Once Again

By Ian Lampe / Erie SeaWolves | April 11, 2017 1:26 AM ET

For the second time in three games, the SeaWolves trailed early but managed a come from behind late rally as they opened a three game series against the Bowie Baysox with a 9-8 win in 10 innings.  

The Baysox jumped ahead in the top of the first inning against SeaWolves starter Matt Crouse. Cedric Mullins led off the game with a solo home run to left-center for a 1-0 lead. Sean Coyle followed with a double and he moved to third on an Aderlin Rodriguez base hit. Garabez Rosa singled home Coyle for a 2-0 lead.

The Baysox added onto their lead in the second. Glynn Davis tripled with one out and came in to score on a two out Coyle double for a 3-0 lead. Audry Perez singled home Coyle for a 4-0 lead. Rodriguez then clubbed a two-run home run to left-center, giving Bowie a 6-0 lead.

The Baysox continued to extend their lead in the third. Erick Salcedo reached on a fielder's choice and stole second. He moved to third on an error and scored on a Mullins base hit for a 7-0 lead.

The SeaWolves got on the board in the bottom of the third against Bowie starter Tanner Scott. A.J. Simcox led off with a single and moved to second on a Jason Krizan walk. With one out, Logan Watkins singled home Simcox making it a 7-1 game.

Erie continued the comeback in the last of the sixth against reliever Jason Garica. Mike Gerber led off, laid down a bunt and beat out the throw for an infield single. Christin Stewart doubled putting runners on second and third for Gabriel Quintana. Quintana grounded to short, plating Gerber making it 7-2. Grayson Greiner singled home Stewart to make it 7-3. Kody Eaves then laced an opposite-field double, scoring Greiner, capping a three-run inning.

Bowie would respond in the seventh against reliever Ruben Alaniz. Rosa led off with a single and moved to second on an Austin Wynns groundout. Rosa moved to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-4.

The SeaWolves quickly answered in the bottom of the seventh. Gerber led off and reached on an error. Stewart tripled home Gerber to make it 8-5. Quintana followed with an RBI double, scoring Stewart, making it an 8-6 game.

The SeaWolves would then tie the game in the last of the eighth. Jeff McVaney tripled with one out, bringing the tying run to the plate. With two outs, Gerber connected on an opposite-field, two-run home run.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the 10th. Bowie reliever Jesus Liranzo struck out the first two batters of the inning before surrendering a single to Gerber and walking Stewart, putting the winning run into scoring position. The Baysox then brought in Jefri Hernandez to face Quintana. Quintana sent a bouncer through the left side, plating Geber for the winning run. It was Erie's second walk off in the past three games, both with hits from Quintana.

Jeff Ferrell (1-0) earned the win for the SeaWolves after closing out the top of the 10th with a runner in scoring position.

Liranzo (0-1) took the loss allowing a run on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

Four Erie relievers, Victor Alcantara, Alaniz, Mike Zagurski and Ferrell combined to allow just one run over the final eight innings of the game.

The SeaWolves go for four straight wins on Tuesday night against the Baysox at 6:35 p.m. at UPMC Park. Tuesday is a Kids Eat Free night presented by 94.7 BOB FM. The first 250 kids (ages 12 & under) will receive a voucher for a FREE Smith's Hot Dog, UTZ Chips and Pepsi fountain drink. It's also Two-Buck Tuesday. Fans can enjoy $2 drink specials in the Bud Light Beer Garden through the sixth inning.

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

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