The SeaWolves could not get over the hump on Thursday night at Jerry Uht Park as they dropped the series opener to the Bowie Baysox, 6-5.
Bowie took the lead in the top of the second against Erie starter Myles Jaye. Chance Sisco led off with a single and Joey Terdoslavich walked with one out. Drew Dosch tripled home the runs for a 2-0 lead.
The ‘Wolves tied the game in the last of the fourth against Baysox starter Chris Lee. Jeff McVaney led off the inning with a walk and Dean Green followed with a home run to straight away center, making it a 2-2 game. The home run for Green was his eighth of the year and third in the last three games.
The game remained tied until the top of the sixth when the Baysox took the lead back. Julio Borbon led off with a single and moved to second on an error. With two outs, Sisco walked bringing Quincy Latimore to the plate. Latimore connected on a three-run home run to left, his fourth of the season, for a 5-2 Bowie lead.
Erie would once again tie the game in the last of the seventh against reliever Eric Fornataro. Corey Jones singled and Gustavo Nunez doubled off the wall in left, putting runners on second and third for the top of the lineup. Jason Krizan lifted a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Jones, making it a 5-3 game. Alberto Gonzalez followed and crushed a two-run home run, his first, over the wall in left, tying the game at 5-5.
The SeaWolves loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth and could not plate the go-ahead run.
Bowie then scored the game’s final run in the top of the ninth against reliever Joe Mantiply. Latimore led off with a walk and Terdoslavich singled putting two on for Dosch. Dosch laid down a bunt, but Erie got the lead runner at third. The ‘Wolves then went to Paul Voelker to face Jeff Kemp. He walked Kemp, loading the bases for Glynn Davis. Davis lifted a sacrifice fly to right, plating Terdoslavich for a 6-5 lead.
Erie would go 1-2-3 in the ninth against Jason Stoffel, who closed the door for Bowie, earning his eighth save.
Mantiply (0-1) took the loss allowing a run on one hit with a walk and a strikeout in 1.1 innings of work.
Bobby Bundy (1-0) earned the win for Bowie tossing 0.2 scoreless .
The SeaWolves will look to snap the four-game losing streak on Friday night against the Baysox at 6:35 p.m. RHP Tommy Collier (3-2, 5.14 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against RHP Jason Garcia (1-4, 5.84 ERA).
Fans are encouraged to get to the ballpark early on Friday as the first 1,000 fans will receive a SeaWolves scarf courtesy of Pepsi. Fans can enjoy $2 specials on draft beer and fountain Pepsi products exclusively in the Bud Light Beer Garden until the game starts.