The Erie SeaWolves’ season is starting to dwindle.
So too are the chances for pitcher Patrick Cooper to end a lengthy losing streak.
Cooper, who hasn’t won a start since June 23, lost his eighth consecutive decision when Bowie scored its first four runs off him en route to Wednesday night’s 5-4 victory at Prince George’s Stadium. The right-hander’s drought also includes two no-decisions.
Erie, which was swept by the Baysox in Tuesday’s series-opening doubleheader, is now 53-69 in the Eastern League’s Western Division. Second-place Bowie improved to 65-58 in its bid to maintain the division’s wild-card postseason berth.
– Mike Copper
Erie lost despite Jordan Lennerton’s two-run home run. The first baseman’s blast, his 21st this season, pulled the SeaWolves within one run of a tie in the top of the eighth.
Brandon Douglas singled with two outs in Erie’s ninth, but Bowie reliever Robert Hinton struck out James McCann to record a save and end the game.
Douglas and Lennerton each had three hits for the SeaWolves, with Lennerton a triple shy of the cycle. Buck Britton homered and scored twice for the Baysox.