BINGHAMTON, NY – Hoping to string together 3-straight, the Ponies turned the ball over to starter Adam Oller, who had won his previous 3 outings.
And if you like pitcher’s duels, than this game was for you.
Oller was dealing tonight, although a pitch count of 93 led to an early exit.
He went 4 and 2-thirds innings, not allowing a hit and walking 3 while fanning 8 SeaWolves.
Oller’s Erie counterpart, Joey Wentz, was also having a great outing as he was working on a no-no as well.
That was until recent trade acquisition, Carlos Rincon, slapped a single into right field to break that up.
While both teams would lose their no-hitter bids, it still took a long time to get any runs across.
It took until the 8th when Mark Vientos homered to make it 1-0 Ponies.
However, Erie struck for 3 in the 9th.
The Ponies had the bases loaded with 2 outs and Brett Baty at the plate.
But, Erie held on to win it, 3-1.
Game 5 of the 6-game set is tomorrow at 6:35 PM.