Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
With a persistent, heavy mist battering NYSEG Stadium, the Binghamton Mets were held to just three hits and collected none after the third inning in a 6-1 loss to the Erie SeaWolves.
The B-Mets threatened early against Erie starter James Avery, but failed to break through with a hit with runners aboard. Avery allowed a single and walked a batter in each of the first three innings, but escaped each frame unharmed. Binghamton stranded six runners through the first three innings.
The game remained scoreless until the fourth when the SeaWolves solved B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon. With one on and one out, Bryan Pounds launched a home run through the rain and wind over the left field fence. The drive was all the offense Erie needed.
Avery settled down after his initial bumpy three innings and retired the final seven he faced. He finished after the fifth, having allowed three hits and handing out three walks.
The SeaWolves added to their lead in the sixth against Edgar Ramirez. John Murrian reached on fielder’s choice, advanced two bases on consecutive Erie singles, and scored on Corey Jones’ sacrifice fly.
Binghamton’s only offensive score came without the benefit of a hit. Owning a 3-0 lead, Erie reliever Jared Gayhart took over in the sixth and loaded the bases on three walk. Juan Centeno’s ground out to first brought home Allan Dykstra with the B-Mets only run.
Pounds added another homer in the eighth, taking Robert Carson deep on a solo shot to right. Brad Holt allowed three hits and two runs in the ninth.
The B-Mets went quietly to cap things off. Three SeaWolves relievers combined to retire the final ten Binghamton batters in order. Kenny Faulk tossed two perfect innings and Michael Morrison sealed things with a spotless ninth.
Mark Cohoon suffered his first loss of the season and James Avery earned his first win.