Courtesy: Erie SeaWolves
The SeaWolves could not combat the Baysox big sixth inning on Sunday afternoon as they dropped the series finale in Bowie 8-5.
The Baysox got on the board in the bottom of the first inning against Erie starter Tommy Collier. With one out Sharlon Schoop singled and with two outs, Dariel Alvarez belted his second home run of the series for a 2-0 lead. After yielding the home run in the first, Collier went on to retire the next 13 hitters he faced.
The SeaWolves cut the lead in half in the fourth. Eugenio Suarez walked and was singled over to third by Aaron Westlake. Ramon Cabrera lifted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Suarez, making it 2-1.
The ‘Wolves tied the game in the top of the sixth. Cabrera singled with one out and moved into scoring position on a Wade Gaynor walk. Francisco Martinez singled to left and on an error by the left field K.D. Kang, Cabrera scored, tying the game.
The Baysox opened the game up in the bottom of the sixth. David Frietas led off and walked. Niuman Romero singled to put a pair on. After a Schoop sacrifice bunt, Christian Walker belted a three-run home run to left for a 5-2 lead. With two outs, Chih-Hsien Chiang tripled and that spelled the end of the day for Collier. Slade Smith entered and gave up a run-scoring single to Garabez Rosa making it 6-2. Kang doubled home Rosa for a 7-2 Bowie lead.
In the top of the seventh with two outs, Westlake doubled and scored on a Cabrera double making it 7-3.
Bowie went back ahead by five in the last of the seventh against reliever Ryan Robowski. Romero singled with one out and moved to second on a Walker base hit. Alvarez singled home Romero for an 8-3 lead.
The ‘Wolves cut into the lead in the top of the ninth against reliever Ashur Tolliver. Jason Krizan walked and was doubled over to third by Engenio Suarez. Westlake singled home the runners making it an 8-5 game. The SeaWolves would get no closer.
Coller (0-5) took the loss allowing six runs on five hits with a walk and no strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.