WASHINGTON, Pa. (June 26) – The Wild Things scored six runs on four hits and two errors by Lake Erie in the seventh after entering the frame down 3-1, and eventually held on to grab their fourth comeback victory of the season. With the 9-4 win, the Wild Things have evened the series and have won eight of 10.
Lake Erie scored a singular run in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings against Washington starter John Havird, who ended up with a quality start, tossing seven innings of three-run ball. He fanned seven and allowed six hits.
Washington plated its first run on a groundout by JJ Fernandez in the sixth, before scoring the six runs in the seventh to give it the lead. Blake Adams, Cameron Baranek, who’d add a two-run single in the eighth to extend the Wild Things’ lead to the final of 9-4, Hector Roa, JJ Fernandez and Mikael Mogues all drove in at least one in the seventh, with Roa plating two with a base hit.
John Havird got the win to go to 4-2, while Lake Erie’s Pat Ledet took the loss, his third. The series now shifts to a rubber game tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. Eric Morell, a righty, will pitch for Washington and be opposed by left hander Jake Repavich.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON WILD THINGS
The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League that plays in Washington, PA. In 2018, the team won its first East Division Championship since 2007 and came within two runs of winning the first Frontier League title in franchise history. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings in the Wild Things’ organization by following the team’s social media and website, washingtonwildthings.com. Season ticket packages, with new-and-improved benefits are now available by calling the box office at 724-250-9555.