PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs recorded 13 hits, their most since their home opener, and defeated the Binghamton Mets 6-2 in an Eastern League baseball series opener Thursday night at Hadlock Field.
Making his Hadlock Field debut and playing in his second game as a Sea Dog, Nate Freiman finished with two doubles and three RBIs. Freiman had a two-out, RBI double in the first and a two-out, two-run double in the seventh.
Portland’s Ryan Court added a single, double, RBI, and three runs. Cole Sturgeon and Henry Ramos each contributed two hits.
Keith Couch (W, 1-0) held the Mets scoreless through his six-plus innings of work, earning his first win as a Sea Dog since Aug. 22, 2014, at New Hampshire. Couch allowed six hits while walking one and striking out five.
The win was the 20th of his Sea Dogs career.
Chandler Shepherd added two scoreless, hitless innings of relief, while Rob Wort closed out the game in the ninth, but allowed a two-run homer to Matt Oberste.
Robert Gsellman (L, 1-2) allowed three earned runs on six hits in five innings, walking none and striking out five.