B-Mets fall to Bowie
The Bowie Baysox scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie as they defeated the Binghamton Mets, 4-1 on Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium. A throwing error by Danny Muno led to two unearned runs against Ryan Fraser in the decisive inning.
Starting pitchers Greg Peavey and Eduardo Rodriguez each had success in their first trips through the batting order, as each pitcher faced only one batter over the minimum through three innings. In the top of the fourth, Caleb Joseph was the first to reach scoring position when he doubled against Peavey with two outs. After a walk to Seth Loman, Josh Horton hit a double over Travis Taijeron's head in right field. Joseph scored easily from second base, but Loman was cut down at the plate trying to score as Taijeron notched his third outfield assist.
Binghamton failed to score against Rodriguez until the sixth inning. Josh Rodriguez sent a one-out double down the right field line, making him the first B-Met to reach scoring position against Rodriguez. With the infield shifted to the right with two outs, Allan Dykstra hit a ground ball to the left side of the infield. Brandon Waring was the only infielder on that side, and wasn't able to come up with the grounder as it tipped off of his glove and went into left field. Rodriguez scored on the play as Binghamton tied the game at one.
Both starters left the game after allowed one run over six innings. Ryan Fraser threw a 1-2-3 top of the seventh, but ran into trouble in the eighth. After Kyle Hudson singled with one out, Trayvon Robinson hit a chopper into the hole at shortstop. Muno made a nice play to get to the baseball, but his throw went wild past second base and went far enough away for Hudson to score from first base. Two batters later, Joseph brought home another run with an RBI single to left field. Both runs were unearned against Fraser, but Bowie broke the 1-1 tie.
Matt Bischoff held the B-Met offense at bay by throwing two scoreless innings after relieving Rodriguez. The righty picked up four strikeouts, and only allowed one base hit. Bowie added one final insurance run in the ninth against Chase Huchingson. With two outs, Waring hit a high fly ball that landed barely past the left field wall for a solo home run. It was his 19th of the season as Bowie took a 4-1 lead.
In the ninth, closer Oliver Drake slammed the door for Bowie. Taijeron reached base on a walk, but the tying run was left in the on-deck circle. Fraser (1-2) was tagged with the loss, while Bischoff (6-2) earned the win in relief.
The B-Mets (80-49) finish up their three-game series against the Baysox (65-63) on Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton sends RHP Logan Verrett to the mound to face RHP Tyler Wilson. First pitch is set for 6:35 PM with the Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show beginning at 6:20 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF.
STATE COLLEGE TOPS CUTTERS
Williamsport looked poised to continue their three-game winning streak in the 1st inning when they took a 1-0 lead thanks to a pass ball and a throwing error by Spikes catcher Dante Rosenberg that allowed Justin Parr to score from 2nd base.
The Cutters would add on their lead in the bottom half of the 2nd inning when Logan Pierce scored on an error by Spikes 3rd basemen Carson Kelly to make it 2-0 after two innings.
State College would get on the scoreboard in the top half of the 3rd inning. Brett Wiley doubled to deep right center field to plate to plate Cesar Valera and cut the deficit to 2-1. The next batter, David Washington drove a Shane Martin offering deep over the left field wall to give the Spikes a 3-2 lead. It was Washington's 9th home run and 38th & 39th RBI on the season.
Williamsport would tie the game in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Andrew Knapp hammered his 4th home run over the left field wall off of Juan Bautista to make it 3-3. For Knapp, it was his 18 RBI.
In the top of the 4th inning, State College would continue to add on runs when Jimmy Bosco blasted his 3rd home run of the season to plate Mason Katz and make it 5-3 Spikes. It plated RBI 20 and 21 for Bosco and gave the Spikes the lead for good.
Williamsport would plate their final run in the 4th inning when Justin Parr tripled down the right field line to plate Malquin Canelo from 1st base to make it 5-4. It was RBI number 17 for Parr.
In the 5th inning Brett Wiley would score on a Malquin Canelo error that made it 6-4 in favor of the Spikes.
In the 7th inning, State College would plate two more runs when Ronald Castillio singled up the middle with the bases loaded to make it 8-4. For Castillo it was RBI number 17 & 18.
State College capped their scoring in the top of the 8th inning. Steven Ramos drilled a 2-0 Keivi Rojas offering over the left field wall to make it 9-4 Spikes. David Washington finished off the scoring when he doubled home Brett Wiley to make it 10-4. For Washington, it was his league leading 40th RBI.
Williamsport committed three errors in the game while State College committed four. State College would out hit Williamsport 15-13 in the contest.