The SeaWolves continued to roll in the second half to a 9-2 start as they took down the Harrisburg Senators, 6-5, on Saturday night at UPMC Park.
Erie took the lead in the bottom of the first inning against Harrisburg starter Tyler Mapes. Isaac Paredes doubled with one out and Jose Azocar blasted a two-run home run, his fifth, for a 2-0 lead.
Harrisburg tied the game in the top of the second against Erie starter Alex Faedo. Tyler Goeddel walked with two outs and was doubled home by Luis Garcia making it 2-1. Adrian Sanchez followed with a base hit, plating Garcia to make it 2-2.
The SeaWolves regained the lead in the fourth. Chace Numata singled with one out and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Luke Burch singled home Numata for a 3-2 Erie lead. It was the second hit of the game for Burch who extended his hitting streak to 10 consecutive games.
Erie added to the lead in the bottom of the fifth. With two outs, Frank Schwindel and Josh Lester each singled. Sergio Alcantara knocked in Schwindel for a 4-2 lead. Cole Peterson followed with a two-run single for a 6-2 advantage.
Harrisburg would battle back in the eighth against Erie reliver Will Vest. Chuck Taylor and Spencer Kieboom each singled with one out. Rhett Wiseman followed with a ground ball to second and on an error, Taylor scored to make it 6-3. Goeddel doubled home both Kieboom and Wiseman, making it a one-run game 6-5. Erie summoned Drew Carlton who retired the final two batters, stranding the tying run a second base.
Carlton returned for the ninth and retired the side in order, picking up his eighth save in as many chances.
Faedo (5-5) earned the win for the SeaWolves allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in five innings.
Mapes (3-4) took the loss for Harrisburg allowing six runs on 11 hits with a walk and six strikeouts in five innings.
The SeaWolves go for a third straight series win on Sunday afternoon against the Senators at 1:35 p.m. RHP Tim Adleman (1-0, 1.28 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against RHP Steven Fuentes (3-2, 1.62 ERA).
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 - Gates open at 12:30 p.m. | First pitch at 1:35 p.m.
Touch-A-Truck Day: Prior to the game, Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for kids to explore a variety of large trucks and machines.
Hometown Heroes Day: We celebrate and honor Erie-area first responders on Hometown Heroes Day.
Kids Crew Day: Every Sunday 1:35 P.M. game is a Kids Crew Day with free admission for members. Kids Crew membership is free for fans 12 & under thanks to Giant Eagle and STAR 104.
Family Fun Day: Erie Federal Credit Union members can use their Platinum MasterCard, debit card, or show their member ID to buy a regularly priced Sunday ticket and receive a voucher for a free Smith's hot dog and fountain drink with each ticket purchased. Must be presented at time of purchase. Limit four per member.
Post-Game Catch on the Field: All fans are welcome to bring their glove and a ball to play catch in the outfield following the game.
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