LANCASTER — The JetHawks came back from a seven-run deficit to defeat the Stockton Ports 11-10 in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday.
Down 10-9 entering the bottom of the ninth, Casey Golden drew a one-out walk and went to third on Taylor Snyder’s 11th double of the season. Ramon Marcelino was then intentionally walked to load the bases.
With Austin Bernard batting, a passed ball by Ports catcher Jordan Devencenzi allowed Golden to score the tying run and Snyder to take third.
Bernard then hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Snyder for the winning run.
The Ports (11-11, 44-46) scored six runs in the top of the second inning and added runs in the third and fourth innings to take an 8-1 lead over the JetHawks (13-9, 47-43), a day after defeating them 15-2.
Lancaster fought back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, thanks to a three-run home run by Marcelino, who had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs on the day.
Stockton pushed its lead back to six runs, scoring two in the top of the fifth for a 10-4 lead.
But the JetHawks added four runs in the bottom of the sixth on two-run homers by Bernard and Luis Castro, his 20th of the season.
Bernard added an RBI single in the seventh to bring the JetHawks within one run. Bernard also had four RBIs on the day.
The Ports had runners on second and third with one out in the eighth, but relief pitcher Trent Fennell got Devencenzi to line out to second base and struck out Josh Watson swinging to end the threat. Fennell pitched a scoreless ninth and earned the win, his first of the season with the JetHawks.
Ports relief pitcher Nick Highberger was charged with the loss and his fourth blown save of the season.
Will Gaddis got the start for the JetHawks, but lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing eight runs, six earned, on 10 hits and two walks.
The teams finish up their three-game series at The Hangar tonight at 6:35 p.m.