MANCHESTER, N.H. - The first-place Erie SeaWolves (36-15, 67-50) were unable to earn the sweep in Manchester, falling to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-31, 51-67) 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. With a Bowie loss earlier in the day to Richmond, Erie remains 1.5 games ahead in the second half, Western Division standings.
New Hampshire struck first off of Erie starter, Casey Mize, in the bottom of the second with a solo home run to left by Riley Adams to make it 1-0.
Erie's response came in the form of a four-run fourth inning. With one out, Kody Eaves singled to right and Sergio Alcantara followed with a walk. Chace Numata then extended his season-long hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI double to tie the game at one. Dylan Rosa brought home the second run with a sacrifice fly, his first RBI at the Double-A level, and Derek Hill slapped a single to right to bring home another. Cam Gibson completed the rally with a two-out single to left-center and Erie took a 4-1 lead.
The 'Wolves would tack on their final run in the fifth. Daniel Pinero lined a single to center and Eaves doubled him to third. Then, with one out, Numata was intentionally walked and Dylan Rosa drew a bases-loaded base on balls to give Erie a 5-1 advantage.
It was short-lived as New Hampshire reclaimed the lead for good in the bottom of the inning. Back-to-back singles from Forrest Wall and Josh Palacios began the frame and Vinny Capra walked to load the bases. The next batter Nash Knight was hit by a pitch to bring in one and Adam plated another on an RBI fielder's choice. The final blow came from Brock Lundquist, who launched a three-run homer to right and the Fisher Cats led 6-5 at the end of five.
Getting two insurance runs in the later innings, New Hampshire's Logan Warmoth lined a two-out, RBI single in the seventh and Lunquist plated the final Fisher Cats run with a sac fly in the eighth to create the 8-5 final score.
Mize (6-3) took the loss after allowing six earned runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. He struck out five and tied a career-high with three walks.
Brad Wilson (2-0), who pitched two innings of relief for New Hampshire, got the win.
Dany Jimenez picked up his third save of the season and second against the SeaWolves.
After the off-day on Monday, Erie gets set for a six-game homestand beginning on Tuesday, August 13 at UPMC Park. The first three-game will feature the Reading Fightin' Phils and the series opener pits RHP Logan Shore (4-7, 3.44 ERA) against RHP Julian Garcia (1-0, 5.73 ERA). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. and can be heard on Fox Sports Radio AM 1330 WFNN, TuneIn, SeaWolves.com, or seen on MILB.TV.
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