The SeaWolves snapped a five-game road losing streak on Saturday evening as they took down the Trenton Thunder 10-6 in the series finale at Arm & Hammer Park.
The SeaWolves jumped ahead in the top of the first against Trenton starter Charley Short. Jamie Johnson and Jason Krizan each singled putting runners on first and second. With one out, Aaron Westlake doubled down the left field line, plating Johnson for a 1-0 lead. Ramon Cabrera singled home Krizan and Steven Moya singled home Westlake making it 3-0 after a half inning.
Trenton quickly responded in the bottom of the first against Erie starter Wilsen Palacios. Ben Gamel singled with one out and was tripled home by Tyler Austin making it 3-1. Gary Sanchez followed with a base hit, scoring Gamel making it a one-run game.
Erie went back ahead by two in the top of the fourth. With one out, Brandon Loy singled with his second base knock of the game. Loy moved to third on a Johnson double and scored on a Krizan sacrifice fly making it 4-2.
Taylor Dugas quickly made it a one-run game in the last of the fourth when he homered off of Palacios making it 4-3.
Erie extended its lead once more in the top of the fifth. Westlake singled to left and Cabrera doubled putting runners on second and third. Moya lifted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Westlake making it 5-3. Dean Green singled home Cabrera making it a three-run lead once again for the 'Wolves.
Trenton made it 6-4 in the last of the fifth. Austin doubled for his second extra-base hit of the game and he scored on a Kyle Roller base hit.
In the top of the seventh, Westlake the 'Wolves back up by three when he belted a solo home run, his third, over the wall in right making it 7-4. Westlake fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
The Thunder closed the gap in the last of the seventh against reliever Pat McCoy. Gamel led off with a single and Austin reached on an error putting two on for Sanchez. Sanchez hit into a fielder's choice at second, scoring Gamel making it 7-5. Roller followed with a single moving Sanchez into scoring position for Rob Refsnyder. Refsnyder connected on a long fly ball to straight away center. On the play, Sanchez scored but a perfect relay from Johnson to Suarez to Cabrera nailed Roller attempting to score from first, keeping the 'Wolves ahead.
In the eighth, Green led off with a single and was replaced by a pinch-runner in Marcus Lemon. Lemon stole second, moved to third on an error and scored on a Francisco Martinez sacrifice. Johnson singled and Krizan doubled putting runners on for Suarez. Suarez singled home the runners for a 10-6 lead.
Corey Knebel and Jose Valdez worked the final 2.1 scoreless innings, preserving the Erie win.
The 10 runs on 18 were both season-highs for Erie who had not scored more than five runs or put up more than nine hits in a game this season.
Palacios (1-1) earned the win allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout in five innings.