Posted by Mack Ade at 10:00 AM
The Binghamton Mets recorded double-digit hits for the third time in their last four games and defeated the Erie SeaWolves, 6-2, snapping a six-game losing streak afternoon at NYSEG Stadium.
Binghamton started fast with a Derrik Gibson leadoff single in the first. He stole second and later scored on a Niuman Romero double, giving the B-Mets a 1-0 lead.
Victor Cruzado kept it going in the second by mashing a leadoff home run off of the videoboard in right-center. L.J. Mazzilli then walked and stole second, later scoring on a Gibson single. After two, Binghamton led 3-0.
Erie fought back in the third with a two-out rally against Mickey Jannis. With runners at first and third, Dean Green singled in Gustavo Nunez and moved Jason Krizan to third. John Hicks grounded a single through the hole to left, scoring Krizan to cut the deficit to 3-2.
It was as close as the SeaWolves would come though as Binghamton responded with a run in the fourth. Maikis De La Cruz reached on a two out error by Kody Eaves and was plated on a Dom Smith single, making it 4-2. In the fifth a Gibson single drove in Cruzado and Mazzilli later scored on a De La Cruz sacrifice fly, putting Binghamton on top 6-2.
The bullpen did the job from that point as Mike Hepple, David Roseboom and Akeel Morris combined for 4-2/3 innings shutout innings. Jannis went 4-1/3 innings and walked five with four strikeouts and four hits, allowing two runs. Hepple (2-1) collected the official-scorer awarded win and struck out two with three walks over 1-2/3 scoreless innings. Myles Jaye (0-2) took the loss for Erie after allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 3-2/3 innings.
Gibson finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run and Romero went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI.