The SeaWolves found a way to win their first game of the season at NYSEG Stadium as Erie defeated Binghamton 5-3 behind some early hitting a clutch pitching.
The Erie offense woke up early with a run in the first and second. In the first, a double with two outs by Devon Travis set up Ramon Cabrera. His soft roller up the middle was handled by Brian Burgamy, but the throw was mishandled by Matt Clark at first allowing Travis to score. Binghamton responded with a sacrifice fly from Clark which scored Eric Young Jr.
In the second inning, both teams scored single runs. Erie struck quickly, picking up a double from Francisco Martinez who scored on an Aaron Westlake single. Binghamton responded with a solo homerun from Dustin Lawley in the bottom half of the inning.
Erie was finally able to take the lead in the third. Devon Travis was walked before Ramon Cabrera smacked his third homerun of the season. The homer marked a career high for the Erie catcher.
All was quiet until the teams swapped runs in sixth. A Dixon Machado double was followed by a Jason Krizan single that gave Erie it’s fifth run of the day. Binghamton countered a double by Burgamy and a single from Matt Reynolds for their third run.
Erie starter Wilsen Palacios matched a season high six innings of work, allowing just two runs over the start. Jon Velasquez closed down the game with a four out save. The win snapped a six game losing streak and sends Erie home on the right note as the team is about to begin a six day, seven game homestand.