The Binghamton Mets struck out twelve times and fell to the Erie SeaWolves, 4-2, Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. It was their fifth consecutive loss.
Binghamton took an early lead in the first inning. Derrik Gibson lined a one-out single to right and took second when Jeff McVaney bobbled the ball. He later scored on a Dom Smith RBI double, giving Binghamton a 1-0 lead.
That lead held until the fourth, when Dean Green smacked a one-out single. He advanced to third after Austin Green singled behind him and Dominic Ficcociello walked. Green scored when McVaney lifted a sacrifice fly to right, tying the game at one.
Erie took the lead for good in the fifth. Kody Eaves doubled and moved to third on a Harold Castro sacrifice bunt. He then scored on a Tyler Pill wild pitch putting the SeaWolves on top 2-1. That advantage was extended to three on a Dean Green two-run homer in the eighth, making the score 4-1.
Binghamton managed another run in the bottom of the eighth. Gibson walked and moved to third on a Smith single. Matt Oberste drove Gibson home with a fielder’s choice grounder to cut the lead to 4-2.
Ruben Alaniz entered and got the final two outs of the eighth inning. He then worked a clean ninth to earn his first professional save.
Pill (0-2) took the loss with two runs allowed on six hits in six innings. Lucas Harrell (1-0) struck out eight B-Mets and allowed only one run in five innings to earn the win. Smith led the Binghamton offense by going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Gibson was 1-for-3 with a walk and both of the Mets runs.
The B-Mets and SeaWolves will continue the four-game series Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn. with a scheduled first pitch. RHP Rainy Lara will make his third start for Binghamton and against RHP Cory Riordan making his fourth for Erie. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at on Newsradio 1290 WNBF and the
POSTGAME NOTES: The B-Mets five-game losing streak is their longest since a six-game streak to end the 2014 regular season…Dom Smith recorded his team leading fifth multi-hit game and his first three-hit game…Binghamton batters struck out 12 times, a season-high for a nine-inning game.