The SeaWolves earned their first series win of the season, taking down the Bowie Baysox 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium, improving their record to .500.
The Baysox jumped ahead in the bottom of the second against SeaWolves starter Cory Riordan. With one out, Chance Sisco singled and Garabez Rosa belted a two-run home run, his first, for a 2-0 Bowie lead.
The SeaWolves responded in the top of the third against Baysox starter Jayson Aquino. Connor Harrell led off with a single and moved to third on a Tim Remes double. The knock for Remes came in his first Double-A at-bat. Gustavo Nunez followed and grounded out to short, plating Harrell, making it 2-1. Tyler Bornick followed with his second of three hits on the day, knocking in Remes, tying the game.
Erie took the lead in the top of the fifth. Nunez led off with a bunt single and scored from first on a Bortnick double, giving the ‘Wolves a 3-2 lead. Bortnick moved to third on a Jeff McVaney fly out and scored on a Dean Green sacrifice fly, making it 4-2. Green has knock in at least one run in five consecutive games.
Bowie came within a run in the last of the seventh inning when Trey Mancini belted a solo home run on the first pitch of the at-bat. It was the second home run of the series for Mancini, making t a 4-3 game.
The Erie bullpen answered the bell in relief of Riordan. Lendy Castillo got the final out of the seventh while Joe Mantiply and Paul Voelker each tossed a scoreless frame to seal the win. Voelker’s scoreless ninth earned him his first save of the season.
Riordan (1-0) earned his first win allowing three runs on three hits with no walks and six strikeouts.
Aquinio (0-1) allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts in five innings in the losing effort.
Opening Day, presented by Plyler Overhead Door, is TOMORROW, April 14 at 6:35 p.m. against the Binghamton Mets (New York Mets). Gates will open at 4 p.m. with fans having the opportunity to watching batting practice. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the third annual Party in the Plaza from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.