The Mariner Tritons rallied to take their first lead in the seventh inning, but Ocala Forest had an answer Tuesday night.
The Tritons overcame a 4-0 deficit with their six-run uprising in the seventh to grab a 6-4 lead, but the Wildcats forced extra innings and claimed an 7-6 win in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Bryce Borngraeber pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief, surrendering just three hits while striking out five, and was tagged with the loss.
Enrique Morales drove in two of the runs in the seventh-inning rally for the Tritons (7-9), who host North Fort Myers on Tuesday.
Mariner 000 000 60 - 6 5 3
Forest 202 000 21 - 7 8 2
W - Wasiewicz. L - Borngraeber (1-1).
2B - Armstrong (F). HR - Austin (F).