Mammoth Fifth Inning Secures Sweep, 8-4BINGHAMTON, NY- The Binghamton Mets struck for seven runs on six hits in the fifth inning, vaulting them to an 8-4 win over the Bowie Baysox, Wednesday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton picked up its third series sweep of the season and won for the eighth time in its past 11 games.
With Binghamton trailing 2-1, Victor Cruzado led off the fifth with a walk and took third on a Jayce Boyd single. Xorge Carrillo then doubled to the wall in right, scoring Cruzado and moving Boyd to third. Champ Stuart followed with a single up the middle, driving in Boyd and sending Carrillo to third. Carrillo later scored on a wild pitch and Stuart came home on an Amed Rosario sacrifice fly. Dominic Smith then roped a two-run homer to center, chasing Bowie starter Jason Garcia. Phillip Evans capped the inning with a double that scored Matt Oberste, giving the B-Mets an 8-2 lead.
Binghamton sent 12 men to the plate in the inning and matched season-highs with seven runs and six hits.
Bowie struck first in the second as Sharlon Schoop led off with a triple to right. Chris O’Brien then lofted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Schoop to put the Baysox on the board with a 1-0 lead.
Binghamton answered in the bottom half with a pair of two-out hits. Evans stroked a double to left field then scored on a Cruzado single to left-center, tying the game at one.
The Baysox took the lead back in the third. Drew Dosch led off with a single and later scored on a Joey Terdoslavich single, putting Bowie on top, 2-1.
Rafael Montero (1-0) earned the win after allowing three runs on five hits over five 1/3 innings. He struck out four but hit a batter and issued a career-high six walks.
Bowie added one more in the eighth when Chance Sisco drove in Dosch with a single.
After concluding a 5-2 homestand, the B-Mets will hit the road for a week-long road trip beginning with a four-game series in Portland. Thursday’s first pitch is set for 7:00 PM and RHP Josh Zeid will oppose Sea Dogs RHP Jacob Dahlstrand. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 12:50 PM on ESPN 1360, WYOS and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Rafael Montero picked up his first Double-A win since June 28, 2013 against Altoona…Champ Stuart struck out three times and now has 18 strikeouts in 42 Double-A at bats…Victor Cruzado has hit safely in his last seven games.
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