Pitching Powers Erie to Doubleheader Sweep

By Erie SeaWolves | May 14, 2017 6:23 PM ET

The SeaWolves picked up right where they left off in game one as they shut out the Yard Goats in the second game of the doubleheader 4-0.

The 'Wolves jumped ahead in the top of the third against Goats starter Parker French. With one out, Harold Castro singled up the middle and was tripled home by Jeff McVaney for a 1-0 lead. Mike Gerber followed with a sacrifice fly to center, scoring McVaney for a 2-0 lead.

In the sixth, Erie added to the lead thanks to a pair of Yard Goat errors. With two outs, Christin Stewart walked for the second time in the game. He moved to third on a Zach Cox single and scored on an error by the shortstop on a ball hit by Gabriel Quintana. Miguel Gonzalez followed and grounded to short. On the play, a second error allowed Cox to score making it 4-0.

Erie starter Artie Lewicki (2-1) earned the win, his first since April 14. He worked five scoreless innings allowing two hits with no walks while striking out a season-high six. After allowing back-to-back singles in the first, Lewick would go on to retire the final 14 batters he faced.

Adam Ravenelle worked a 1-2-3 sixth and Santiago Garrido closed the game working a scoreless seventh.

The SeaWolves are now two-games above .500 for the first time since April 22. They improved to 5-1 in doubleheader games and finished the series with the Yard Goats allowing just one earned run over the four games. Erie has also now won three consecutive series.

The SeaWolves return home to UPMC Park on Tuesday against the Reading Fightin Phils at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday night, it's Kids Eat Free presented by 94.7 BOB FM. The first 250 kids ages 12 & younger receive a voucher good for a Smith's Hot Dog, Pepsi fountain drink and bag of UTZ Chips. It's also a Two-Buck Tuesday featuring $2 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts exclusively in the Bud Light Beer Garden through the sixth inning.

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

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