PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Seadogs dropped their second game in a row to the Bowie Baysocks Saturday. Portland had a five run lead in the fifth, but Bowie was able to climb out of the hole and get the win 8-7.
The two teams wrap up the three game series on Sunday at 1 PM at Hadlock field.
The Sea Dogs held a five-run, 7-2 lead after five, but Bowie would begin to climb out of the hole in the sixth. Portland's starter Mickey Pena walked the first two men of the inning and with one out gave up a walk with the bases loaded to bring home a run, and end his night. Matty Ott took over and gave up a run on an infield single before the inning came to an end.
The Baysox continued to climb out of the hole and took the lead with a four-run seventh. Ott gave up a single, walk, and another single to open up the inning, before John Ruettiger struck a double to right and plated a pair. David Adams tied the game with a sacrifice fly and Michael Ohlman gave the visitors the 8-7 lead with a single to center.
Portland had a few chances to tie it over the final nine outs, but could not. Bo Greenwell began the seventh by getting hit and moved to second on a single by Derrik Gibson. Anthony Vasquez battled back on the mound for Bowie and induced a fly out to center and an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.
Mike Brenly hit a one-out double in the ninth and moved to third on a 6-3 ground out, but was left stranded there when Steve Hensley got Gibson to fly out to center to end the game.
Vasquez (1-4) earned the win in relief with three scoreless innings and Hensley the save with the scoreless ninth. Ott (1-2) took the loss for the Dogs, allowing four runs, all earned, on five hits and a walk.
For the second night in a row, the Baysox jumped out to an early lead over the Sea Dogs in Portland. Dariel Alvarez and David Adams began the second inning with two straight singles against the starter Mickey Pena. The southpaw battled back with a strikeout and induced a ground ball for two outs before Sharlon Schoop hit a single to right and plated two runs.
Portland battled back with three of its own in the home half of the second. Jonathan Roof cut the deficit in half for Portland with a run scoring single, which plated Sean Coyle. Brenly was next and he stroked a bases-clearing triple to the wall in right-center and gave the Sea Dogs the 3-2 lead. The triple was the first of the catcher's career.
The Dogs increased the lead a few innings later with a four-run fifth and took a 7-2 lead. Brenly began the rally with a double and, with one out and the bases loaded, Blake Swihart crushed a triple to left-center for three runs. Stefan Welch capped off the inning with a sacrifice fly and plated Swihart to give Portland the five-run advantage.