Great Way to Start: 'Dogs Win Home Opener 4-2
Portland, Maine - Drew Pomeranz (W, 1-0) allowed two earned on four hits in 5.1 innings on a rehab appearance and the Sea Dogs (2-5) won their home opener over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (3-4) 4-2 in front of a sellout crowd on Friday night at Hadlock Field.
Cole Sturgeon led off the bottom of the first with a home run off of Andrew Church (L, 0-1) to give Portland the quick lead. The Sea Dogs added two more runs in the second on an RBI single by Jeremy Rivera and and sac fly by Sturgeon to make it 3-0 'Dogs.
Peter Alonso hit a two-run homer off of Pomeranz with two outs in the third to trim the Binghamton deficit down to a run.
The Sea Dogs answered in the bottom of the third on a sac fly by Luke Tendler to score Tate Matheny.
Trey Ball entered with a runner on base in the sixth inning and worked 2.2 scoreless frames of relief, allowing just two hits while fanning two. Trevor Kelley (S, 1) picked up the first Sea Dogs save of 2018 with a perfect ninth and struck out Tim Tebow to end the ballgame.
The Sea Dogs and Rumble Ponies meet again tomorrow afternoon at 1:00pm at Hadlock Field. RHP Mike Shawaryn (0-1, 3.86) is slated to start for Portland against RHP Nabil Crismatt (1-0, 0.00) of Binghamton. Pregame coverage begins live on the WPEI US Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network at 12:45pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting SeaDogs.com or calling 207-879-9500.
• Discuss this story on the Eastern League message board...
Eastern League Stories from April 13, 2018
- River City Blues - Reading Fightin Phils
- Johnson Dazzles Record Crowd in Home Opener - Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Largest Crowd in Senators Home Opening History Watches 5-1 Victory - Harrisburg Senators
- Bichette's First Triple, Pentecost's First HR Not Enough in Fisher Cats Loss - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Yard Goats Beat Former Major League Pitcher for Second Straight Victory - Hartford Yard Goats
- RubberDucks Fall to Trenton as Pitchers Dominate - Akron RubberDucks
- Clutch Play from Alvarez and Strong Pitching Lead 2-1 Win over Akron - Trenton Thunder
- Altoona Spoils UPMC Park Opener - Erie SeaWolves
- Baysox Winning Streak Snapped with 5-1 Loss - Bowie Baysox
- Four-Run Fourth Helps Curve Spoil SeaWolves' Home Opener - Altoona Curve
- Great Way to Start: 'Dogs Win Home Opener 4-2 - Portland Sea Dogs
- Alonso's Blast Not Enough for Ponies in Portland, 4-2 - Binghamton Rumble Ponies
- Erie SeaWolves vs. Altoona Curve - Game Notes - Erie SeaWolves
- Acevedo Placed on 7-Day Disabled List - Trenton Thunder
- Rumble Ponies Game Notes: Game #7 - Rumble Ponies (3-3) at Sea Dogs (1-5) - Binghamton Rumble Ponies
- Sea Dogs Game Notes April 13th vs. Binghamton - Portland Sea Dogs
- Baysox to Host Educator Appreciation Night on April 20 - Bowie Baysox
- Governor Northam to Throw First Pitch at Richmond Flying Squirrels' Home Opener - Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Flying Squirrels Announce Transactions - Richmond Flying Squirrels
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.