This time, Rawley Bishop was on the other end of a game-winning scenario.
Bishop scored the winning run when the Erie SeaWolves beat Reading in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday. Wednesday saw him line a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth, which scored Niuman Romero and Ben Guez.
Reliever Austin Wood made those runs hold up for the SeaWolves’ 4-2 victory at Jerry Uht Park.
Erie (22-22) ended its tie with the Phillies (25-19) when Romero and Guez reached against reliever J.C. Ramirez. They recorded a double steal and then raced home when Bishop sliced an opposite-field single to right.
– Mike Copper
Romero finished the game with two hits and a run scored, while Guez accounted for two runs in his last immediate appearance for the SeaWolves. The outfielder was summoned to manager Chris Cron’s office when he returned to their clubhouse, where he learned of his promotion to Triple-A Toledo.
Infielder Wade Gaynor of Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) will fill Guez’s roster spot.
Erie and Reading conclude their only series at Uht Park with Thursday’s 11:05 a.m. first pitch. It’s the SeaWolves’ last school-kids game this season.