Four-Run Second Fells B-Mets in 6-1 SetbackBINGHAMTON, NY- The Harrisburg Senators sent nine men to the plate and scored four times in the second inning en route to a 6-1 win over the Binghamton Mets, Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Dominic Smith compiled a three-hit game in Binghamton’s sixth loss in its past eight games.
The Senators busted loose in the top of the second as Jose Marmolejos led off with a single and Drew Ward followed with a homer deep to right. Stephen Perez and Spencer Kieboom then both singled, with Perez later scoring on an error. Andrew Stevenson followed with a ground ball single that scored Kieboom, giving Harrisburg a 4-0 lead.
In the sixth, Rafael Bautista reached on an error charged to B-Mets third baseman Matt Oberste. Later, with two outs, Isaac Ballou belted a two-run home run to right. Both runs went as unearned and the Senators lead swelled to 6-0.
Tyler Herron (2-3) allowed six runs, two earned, on seven hits over six innings, taking the loss. After the Ballou homer, he retired seven of the last eight men he faced, allowing only one walk.
Binghamton got on the board in the bottom of the seventh inning as a Dominic Smith double, an Oberste single and a Jayce Boyd walk loaded the bases. Smith scored on a Colton Plaia sacrifice fly then L.J. Mazzilli singled to re-load the bases. However, Derrik Gibson grounded out to end the inning and the B-Mets left the bases loaded, trailing 6-1.
Phillips Valdez (4-2) held the B-Mets to only six hits over seven innings of one run ball and picked up the win for Harrisburg.
Dominic Smith went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of singles to pace the B-Mets offense.
The finale of the four-game series is set for 6:35 PM on Thursday with RHP Rafael Montero starting for the B-Mets against RHP Jaron Long for the Senators. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:20 PM on News Radio 1290, WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: Paul Paez struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning and now has four strikeouts in two scoreless Double-A innings…Dominic Smith was 3-for-4, his 30th multi-hit game and his seventh of three hits or more
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