The Binghamton Mets opened their regular season in Ohio, where they won three of four games against the Akron Aeros. The series was highlighted by starting pitchers Rafael Montero, Mark Cohoon, and Logan Verrett all earning their first wins, and by the early hitting of Darrell Ceciliani, Alonzo Harris, and Josh Rodriguez.March 23, 2013; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero (74) delivers a pitch to the against the Washington Nationals during the spring training game at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
The B’s next arrived in Pennsylvania Monday for the start of a three game series against the Erie Sea Wolves. Erik Goeddel started and pitched six full innings, surrendering two earned runs on eight hits. He walked no batters and struck out five Aeros to earn his first win of the season. Jack Leathersich and Jeffrey Walters combined to pitch three innings in relief. Together, they allowed three hits, no runs, and struck out two. Alonzo Harris homered for Binghamton as part of a three-for-five night at the plate. Darrell Ceciliani was two-for-five, with an RBI. The B-Mets won this game by a 7-2 final score.
On Tuesday, Rafael Montero climbed the hill for his second start of the season, and was opposed by Akron’s Kyle Lobstein. The Mets gave Montero a first inning lead when Rhyne Hughes doubled home Richard Lucas for the first run of the game. The two starting pitchers then engaged in a dual until Erie tied the game off Montero in the bottom of the sixth inning. That closed the book on Montero’s night. In taking a no-decision, he allowed one earned run, on six hits. He walked no batters and struck out seven. John Church came in from the bullpen to pitch the seventh inning, and earned the loss after allowing the SeaWolves’ second run of the game. Adam Kolarek pitched a scoreless eighth inning, but there was no B-Mets comeback on this evening. Erie defeated the Binghamton by a 2-1 final.
Mark Cohoon is scheduled to pitch the rubber game versus Erie early Wednesday afternoon. The Binghamton Mets will then play their home opener against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Thursday, April 11th, at NYSEG Stadium.
The Binghamton Mets are now 4-2 on the young season.