By Lance Reynolds
The Y-D Red Sox were finding all kinds of ways to win during their nine game winning streak entering Wednesday.
Whether it be come-from-behind victories or wins where they put up 10-plus runs, Y-D was certainly on a roll.
And it appeared that the Red Sox were going to find another way to extend their winning streak to 10 games against the Harwich Mariners at Red Wilson Field Wednesday.
However, Y-D left the tying-run just 90-feet away in the ninth in a 6-5 loss ? snapping their nine game winning streak, and losing for the first time since July 12.
Kyle Isbel began the ninth on a single to center, and two batters later, came around to cut the Harwich lead to 6-5 on a Nick Quintana single.
With no outs and runners on first and second, fans around Red Wilson began to gain the sense that the Red Sox were going to pull off another come-from-behind win.
But, Christian Koss popped out on a bunt attempt for the first out, Nico Hoerner flew out to right, and then Alfonso Rivas ultimately ended the game by striking out.
Tim Brennan started on the mound for Y-D and lasted five innings while allowing four runs on six hits and two walks.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the fifth, Harwich?s Jake McCarthy increased the Mariner lead to three on a three-run homer over the centerfield fence to put the score at 4-1.
The Red Sox scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh on two run-scoring groundouts from pinch-hitter Carter Pharis and leadoff hitter Nico Hoerner.
Tanner Graham came out of the Y-D bullpen and threw four innings of relief allowing two runs while picking up six strikeouts.
Y-D (23-12-1) visits Orleans for an Eastern Division showdown against the Firebirds Thursday with a 7:00 first pitch at Eldredge Park.