Binghamton Lets Up In The Ninth InningPosted: Updated:
BINGHAMTON, NY – The SeaWolves scored six unanswered runs, including three in the ninth inning, en route to a 12-9 victory against the Rumble Ponies. The Erie offense battered and bruised the Binghamton bullpen, collecting seven of their 12 runs against Rumble Ponies relievers
Headed to the ninth inning in a 9-9 tie, the SeaWolves took advantage of the Rumble Ponies fourth pitcher of the night, Joe Zanghi. Jake Rogers leadoff double kick started the rally, before the SeaWolves plated runs via a Cam Gibson sacrifice fly, Danny Woodrow RBI double, and Sergio Alcantara run-scoring single.
Erie held their 12-9 advantage in the ninth inning, behind John Schreiber’s 10th save.
Binghamton scored the game’s first run for the second straight night, utilizing back-to-back doubles by John Mora and Levi Michael.
After a five-run fourth inning on Wednesday, the Ponies nearly replicated that, scoring four in the fourth Thursday. They utilized three hits, two hit batsmen, and a walk in the inning, including Levi Michael’s ninth home run of the season
SeaWolves starting pitcher Alex Faedo was yanked after just 3-1/3 innings. He allowed seven earned runs on six hits and walked five in his first time facing Binghamton.
Joe Cavallaro made his Double-A debut after a recent promotion from Columbia (Low-A). The 22-year-old tossed five innings, giving up nine hits and five runs. He set down the first eight batters he faced before a two-out third-inning rally got the SeaWolves on the board.
Erie’s onslaught got started late, with seven runs after the fifth inning against the Binghamton bullpen.
In his second Double-A appearance, Stephen Nogosek coughed up four runs in his one frame. Daniel Zamora tossed two scoreless frames, despite allowing Nogosek’s inherited runners to score.
Zanghi (0-1) allowed all three ninth-inning Erie tallies, while Mark Ecker (4-5) allowed just one hit in his two innings against Binghamton.
Courtesy: Binghamton Rumble Ponies