Early Offense Powers SeaWolves Past Rumble Ponies
BINGHAMTON, NY - The Erie SeaWolves (5-1, 36-36) scored four runs in the third inning and three in the fourth in a 10-5 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (3-4, 38-33) Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium.
The SeaWolves batted around the order in the top of the third. Frank Schwindel delivered a two-run grounds rule double to left. He finished the game with three hits and three RBI. In the fourth, he had an RBI ground out, and Cody Eaves knocked in a run with a single. Eaves tallied two RBI and a pair of hits.
The Rumble Ponies got on the scoreboard first with a Patrick Mazeika RBI single in the first. The Ponies got their second run of the night on an Ali Sanchez RBI double in the fifth. Sanchez finished 3-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.
Tommy Wilson (1-4) started for the Rumble Ponies and suffered the loss as he allowed eight runs on 11 hits over 3.2 innings. Erie's Tim Adelman (1-0) went seven innings in which he gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out seven for the win.
The Ponies and SeaWolves wrap up their series with a doubleheader Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. RHP Harol Gonzalez takes the mound against RHP Anthony Castro in game one, which begins at 5:35 PM. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 5:20 PM and can be heard on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Sanchez extended his season-long hit streak to 15 games and moves into a tie with Mazeika and New Hampshire's Forrest Wall for the longest hitting streaks this season in the Eastern League ... The Rumble Ponies dropped their first game of the year to Erie and now sit at 6-1 against the Detroit Tigers affiliate... The Ponies committed four errors, the most in any game this season.
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