Acuna, Brazell, Jacobs Lead B-Mets Over Bowie

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Mets scored five runs in the third inning to take the lead against the Bowie Baysox and didn't look back. Danny Garcia led the Mets with three hits and three RBI, and Phil Seibel picked up his second win as the B-Mets won their third straight to stay on top of the Northern Divison.

The Baysox took a 4-0 lead in the third inning off of first baseman Doug Gredvig's first homerun of the season, a two run shot to left field. The shot scored Tim Raines Jr. who had walked to lead off the inning.

But the B-Mets stormed back in the bottom of the inning. They sent nine men to the plate, and scored all five of the runs with two outs. After Mike Jacobs led off by striking out, Kirk Asche walked and Chris Basak singled. Jeff Duncan struck out, but was followed by a two-RBI double from Garcia.

After Ron Acuna reached on shortstop Ed Rogers' throwing error, Craig Brazell hit a two-run double of his own to tie the game. Brazell came around to score on Rodney Nye's RBI single to give the Mets the lead for good.

Binghamton tacked on two more runs in the fourth inning. Jacobs led off with a homerun to deep right field off of Rodney Ormond that sailed just over the foul pole in fair territory. It was Jacobs' second jack of the season. Duncan singled and scored on Acuna's RBI single to give Binghamton a 7-4 lead.

Bowie scored one final run off of Mets starter Phil Seibel who looked sharp in his five innings of work. Raines led off the fifth inning with a triple to center, which was misplayed by both Duncan and Acuna, allowing Raines to go all the way to third. Bowie's speedy second baseman scored on a sacrifice fly shortly thereafter.

Seibel (2-3) was credited with the victory after tossing five innings, allowing just three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Nick Mattioni was brilliant in relief, throwing three innings of one-hit ball and striking out four.

Newcomer Orber Moreno, who picked up his first win in the second game of Wednesday's double-header, earned his first save by pitching a scoreless ninth.

Bowie's Brian Forystek was called upon to make a spot start and pitched decently. The lefty threw 2 2/3 innings and allowed five runs - just two earned - on four hits and a walk. Forystek also struck out four.

Ormond (2-1) was charged with the loss for allowing two runs in 2 1/3 innings on four hits and two walks.

The loss was the sixth straight for Bowie. They were just swept at home by the Altoona Curve. The Mets have now won three straight, and have a two-game lead over the New Haven Ravens, who lost Friday to Portland.

Game two of the three-game set against the Baysox is Saturday night at 7:00pm. Jason Scobie (0-0, 0.00) takes the hill for the Mets in his second start this season. Bowie's Jacobo Sequea (0-1, 3.12) will oppose him.

Notes: Thursday night's game was suspended due to rain. It will pick up where it left off - with the Mets leading 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning and the bases loaded for Jeff Duncan - on May 27 … Fireworks followed the game at NYSEG stadium on Friday, after the team's first two fireworks events were cancelled due to rain. Saturday's post-game will feature a pyrotechnics display as well.

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