Win: Cody Dickson (5-2)
Loss: Myles Jaye (2-5)
ERIE, Pa. - Cody Dickson gave up just two hits over seven innings as the Altoona Curve defeated the Erie SeaWolves, 5-1, on Tuesday night at Jerry Uht Park.
Altoona (32-25) snapped a three-game losing streak, holding Erie (23-35), which has the second-ranked offense in the Eastern League, scoreless after the first inning.
The Curve jumped on the board against SeaWolves starter Myles Jaye (Loss, 2-5) in the first inning with a run-scoring groundout by Reese McGuire and an RBI single by Edwin Espinal, the first of his three hits in the game.
Austin Meadows singled in the inning to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, the longest for the Curve this season and tied for the sixth-longest in franchise history.
Erie plated a run in the bottom of the first to make it 2-1 with a sacrifice fly by Jason Krizan, but it was the only run Dickson (Win, 5-2) allowed in the game. Jeff McVaney tripled in the inning, and Dickson did not allow another hit until the top of the seventh inning.
Dickson finished his night with one run allowed in seven innings with three walks and two strikeouts.
Dovydas Neverauskas pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning with a strikeout, and Montana DuRapau worked a perfect ninth.
The Curve added three insurance runs in the ninth inning. Eric Wood brought in a run with his second double of the night, an error by third baseman Dominic Ficociello allowed Harold Ramirez to reach base and plated Anderson Feliz. Erich Weiss capped the scoring for the night with an RBI single.
Jose Osuna went 2-fo-3 and tripled in the game.
The 16-game hitting streak for Meadows is the second-longest active streak in baseball, minor league and major league, behind Cleveland prospect Tyler Krieger, who has a 17-game streak for Class-A Lake County in the Midwest League. Bowie's Corban Joseph was promoted to Triple-A with an active 18-game streak earlier this season.
The Curve and SeaWolves continue the series on Wednesday night. Altoona lefty Brandon Waddell (4-1, 4.99) will be on the mound for the Curve, countered by Erie right-hander Tommy Collier (4-4, 4.01). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Jerry Uht Park.