BINGHAMTON, NY — Jared King delivered a walk-off, pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the Binghamton Mets (16-11) a 5-4 win over the Portland Sea Dogs (11-16) on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium.

Pat Light (0-1) took the loss for Portland, giving up the run in the ninth. The B-Mets rally started on a one-out walk by Eudy Pina, who stole second base and scored on King’s single.

Paul Sewald (2-0) earned the win for Binghamton, working 1.2 scoreless innings on one hit and one walk. Sewald escaped a huge jam in the eighth, inducing a 1-2-3 double play.

Jantzen Witte continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a walk. Blake Tekkotte also went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Jonathan Roof and Oscar Tejeda each had 2 hits.

Binghamton struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning off Kyle Kraus. Gavin Cecchini led off with a double and Brandon Nimmo doubled. Kraus retired the next two, but Josh Rodriguez hammered a two-run double to left.

Portland responded in the second inning, scoring three times off Gabriel Ynoa (ND, 6.2 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO). Roof and Luis Martinez set the table with singles, and Tekotte brought them home with a triple. Mike Miller gave Portland a 3-2 lead with a sacrifice fly.

Kraus would settle down, finishing out his first Double-A start with four scoreless innings,  workeingfive innings on 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Robby Scott entered in the sixth inning and gave up a two-run homer to Rodriguez, giving the B-Mets a 4-3 lead.

Portland responded in the top of seventh, tying the game at four with two outs. Witte nailed a double and scored on Tejeda’s single.

The Sea Dogs finished 4-3 on the roadtrip and are now 2-5 against Binghamton this season.

The Sea Dogs open up a six-game homestand tonight against the New Britain Rock Cats (Rockies affiliate). RHP Luis Diaz (0-2, 5.82) makes the start for Portland. New Britain counters with RHP Shane Carle (4-0, 4.45). Friday night is Civil Rights Day at Hadlock Field presented by Electricity Maine. Tickets available at 879-9500 or seadogs.com.



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