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Game Recap: Ponies Sweep SeaWolves

August 31, 2017 - Eastern League (EL) - Erie SeaWolves News Release

ERIE (64-72) 3-6-0

BINGHAMTON (82-54) 6-12-0


The SeaWolves suffered a four-game series sweep at the hands of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies with a 6-3 loss on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium.

The Rumble Ponies got on the board in the bottom of the second against Erie starter Spencer Turnbull. Matt Oberste and David Thompson started the inning with back-to-back singles. L.J. Mazzilli singled home Oberste for a 1-0 lead. With one out, Champ Stuart lifted a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Thompson for a 2-0 lead.

Binghamton added to the lead in the fourth. Oberste led off with his second single of the day and moved into scoring position on a Mazzilli knock. Stuart singled home Oberste with two outs for a 3-0 lead. Mazzilli and Stuart executed a double steal, putting runners on second and third for Luis Guillorme . Guillmore lined a comebacker off of Turnbull's glove, plating two on an infield single for a 5-0 lead.

The Ponies made it 6-0 against reliever Gerson Moreno in the fifth. Peter Alonso led off with a double and scored on a one-out Oberste double.

Erie got on the board in the top of the sixth against Ponies starter Casey Delgado. With one out, Harold Castro struck out but reached on a wild pitch. Logan Watkins followed with a base hit putting two on ahead of Mike Gerber. Gerber crushed a three-run home run to center, his 13th of the year, making it a 6-3 game.

Delgado (11-6) earned the win for the Ponies. He allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts in eight innings of work.

Adonis Uceta worked a scoreless ninth inning, earning his first save.

Turnbull (0-3) took the loss allowing five runs on eight hits with no walks and four strikeouts in four innings of work.

The SeaWolves begin their final series of the season on Friday night against the Akron RubberDucks at 7:05 p.m. at Canal Park. Righty Beau Burrows (6-4, 4.79 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against RHP Shao-Ching Chiang (1-2, 6.51 ERA).

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