ERIE, Pa. - The Bowie Baysox edged Erie 5-3 in game one of the doubleheader at UPMC Park on Sunday.
Once again, Erie wasted no time to answer in the home half of the fourth inning.Christin Stewart absolutely destroyed his 17th home run of the season into right field to make it 4-2 going into the fifth inning.
The recent call-up Austin Hays hit a leadoff home run on Tyler Alexander in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 5-2, giving Bowie their final run of the game.
Christin Stewart stayed hot in the sixth when he blasted his 18th home run of the year into centerfield for his third multi-home run game of the season. The Baysox held off Erie though, as they evened the series with a 5-3 win.
Tyler Alexander (3-6) was handed the loss after pitching a complete game for Erie. He allowed five earned on eight hits but fanned a season high eight batters in the loss.
LHP John Means (4-7) earned the win for the Baysox, while Tim Berry picked up his fourth save on the year.
Erie clinched the home series against the Bowie Baysox after winning game two of the doubleheader 3-2.
The SeaWolves waited until the fourth inning to take the lead against Bowie. Dominic Ficociello and Mike Gerber both singled to lead off, and then Lucas Long walked Gabriel Quintana to load the bases with one out. With the bases juiced, Zach Cox tied the game with a sacrifice fly to centerfield. Kody Eaves then followed that up with an RBI single to bring in Gerber to give the 'Wolves the 2-1 lead.
Erie extended the lead to 3-1 in the fifth behind an RBI double from Gerber that scored A.J. Simcox. It was a fly ball lost in the wind by right fielder Jay Gonzalez that allowed Gerber to notch an extra base hit.
Jairo Labourt surrendered a towering homer to Adam Walker in the sixth to bring Bowie within one at 3-2. Bryan Garcia came in later on the inning, and closed out the ballgame to earn his second save for Erie.
Kurt Spomer (4-3) earned the win after tossing two scoreless innings and fanning three batters. Lucas Long (5-3) pitched the entire game for the Baysox and picked up the loss.
The SeaWolves (36-38) now head to Akron to start a four game series with the RubberDucks in an important western division showdown. Erie will start RHP Artie Lewicki (4-3, 4.30 ERA) against LHP Luis Lugo (4-4, 4.96 ERA).
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