Courtesy: Erie SeaWolves
The 'Wolves will look for the series win on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. LHP Matt Crouse (4-5, 4.01 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against RHP Erik Goeddell (6-2, 4.09 ERA).
The SeaWolves could not hold a ninth inning lead on Saturday night in Binghamton as they fall to the Mets 6-5 in 10 innings at NYSEG Stadium.
The Mets jumped ahead in the second inning against Erie starter Jon Link with a solo home run with one out off the bat of Travis Taijeron for a 1-0 lead. It would be the lone run allowed by Link who went eight innings in his Erie debut allowing five hits with no walks and five strikeouts in a no-decision.
Erie took the lead in the top of the fourth against Mets starter Mark Cohoon. Daniel Fields led off and was hit by a pitch. He left the game and was replaced by Marcus Lemon. With one out, Tyler Collins doubled down the right field line putting two in scoring position for Wade Gaynor. Gaynor blasted a three-run home run to left, his seventh, for a 3-1 'Wolves lead.
The 'Wolves added to the lead in the sixth against reliever Jim Fuller. With two outs, Jamie Johnson drew his third of four walks and moved into scoring position on a Eugenio Suarez single. Hernan Perez singled home Johnson for a 4-1 lead.
The 'Wolves added a fifth run in the top of the ninth against reliever Ryan Fraser. Erie loaded the bases and Gaynor earned his fourth RBI of the night drawing a walk.
Erie turned the ball to Melvin Mercedes in the bottom of the ninth and he promptly gave up a double to Danny Muno. With one out, Cesar Puello reached on a Suarez error putting runners on the corners. Allan Dykstra doubled home Muno making it 5-2. With two outs, Rhyne Hughes blasted a game-tying three run home run to straight away center, sending the game into extras.
In the last of the 10th, Darrell Ceciliani walked and moved to third on a Wilfredo Tovar bunt and Ryan Robowski throwing error. With one out, Josh Rodriguez won the game with a ground rule double to straight away center.
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