Sea Dogs with Late Surge to Down Ponies on Friday Night
PORTLAND, ME - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies raced out to a 5-0 lead but the Portland Sea Dogs scored 11 unanswered runs in an 11-5 victory on Friday night at Hadlock Field. Portland has taken three of the first four games in the series.
Binghamton (23-36, 51-77) scored five runs and had 10 hits by the end of the third inning. Wyatt Young started the frame with a solo home run to right center, his second of the series and sixth of the year. After a Zach Ashford single, Ronny Mauricio blasted a 439-foot home run to center field, the two-run shot his 25th home run of the season and put the Ponies up 3-0. Later in the frame, with runners on second and third and two out, Jeremy Vasquez lined a two-run single to right that made it 5-0 Ponies.
Portland (39-22, 69-61) inched back into the game with solo homers from Tyler Dearden and Izzy Wilson. Down 5-2 in the seventh, the Sea Dogs tied the game on a two-run double by Nick Northcut and a bases loaded walk to Eli Marrero. The next batter Ceddanne Rafaela hit a bases-clearing triple off the right field wall that gave the Sea Dogs an 8-5 lead. Portland would tack on three more in the eighth to go up 11-5.
Ponies starter Garrison Bryant (3-3) was charged with six runs on seven hits over six and a third innings in the loss. The Portland bullpen allowed just one baserunner and no hits over six and a third innings of scoreless relief. Oddanier Mosqueda (5-3) picked up the win pitching a scoreless seventh.
The two teams continue their series on Saturday afternoon with first pitch at 1:30 PM and pregame coverage getting underway at 1:15 PM on CBS Sports Radio 1360.
Postgame Notes: Mauricio finished 2-4 with two RBI and now has 82 runs batted in on the year...Rowdey Jordan and Vasquez both had multi-hit games.
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