Erie's strong pitching, timely hits down Ducks, 8-2

Connor Marabell went 2-for-4 with a double on Friday night, improving his average to .325. (David Monseur)

By Akron RubberDucks | May 11, 2018 10:01 PM

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WP: Beau Burrows (4-2) LP: Sean Brady (1-3) Save: none

 

Summary

Erie's Beau Burrows twirled five innings of one-hit ball, and Will Maddox clubbed a double, triple and two RBI, as the SeaWolves claimed a 8-2 win over the Akron RubberDucks Friday night at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio.

Turning Point

Erie (13-20) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning against Akron starter Sean Brady (1-3). After a walk, hit and sacrifice bunt, Maddox belted a two-run double to center field. After Maddox advanced to third on a wild pitch, he scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Lester for a 3-0 SeaWolves lead.

 

Mound Presence

Brady lasted five innings. He allowed two more runs in the fifth on a pair of hits and two walks. Brady walked four and struck out four and left trailing 5-0. On the Erie side, Burrows (4-2) retired the first 12 batters he faced. He didn't allow a hit until Connor Marabell's infield hit in the fifth inning. Burrows worked into the sixth inning and left after hitting a batter and walking a man. 

 

Duck Tales 

Ka'ai Tom scored Akron's first run in the sixth inning when he was hit by a pitch and later scored on a fielding error. He added a sacrifice fly in the seventh to make it 6-2 at the time. Marabell had both of Akron's hits. He added a double in the seventh and finished 2-4. Marabell raised his average to .325.

 

Notebook

The RubberDucks (20-14) have lost three straight…Maddox smacked a triple in the seventh and scored on a fielder's choice…Akron committed three errors, two on pickoff throws by right-hander Henry Martinez in the eighth, which led to two more Erie runs that made it 8-2…Erie pitching issued six walks…Time of game: 2:51…Attendance: 5,159.

 

On the Pond

The RubberDucks and SeaWolves (13-20) will continue the series on Saturday night at 6:35. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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