The SeaWolves battled from behind on Tuesday night at FNB Field and came away with a 5-4 win over the Harrisburg Senators.
Harrisburg got on the board first in the bottom of the first against Erie starter Artie Lewicki. Zach Collier led off with a single and stole second. Collier scored on an error by the first baseman Gabriel Quintana giving the Senators a 1-0 lead.
Erie tied the game in the second against Senators starter John Simms. Dominic Ficociello led off with an opposite-field double, extending his road hitting streak to seven straight games. Ficociello moved to third on a Zach Cox fly out and scored on a Quintana sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1-1.
The Senators regained the lead in the fifth. Osvaldo Abreau led off with a double and moved to third on a Stephen Perez sacrifice bunt. Collier doubled home Abreau for a 2-1 lead.
The SeaWolves took their first lead in the top of the sixth. With one out, Ficociello walked and Zach Cox singled to put the go-ahead run on base. Quintana doubled to straight away center, scoring a pair of runs, giving Erie a 3-2 advantage.
Harrisburg would again regain the lead in the seventh against Erie reliever Jairo Labourt. Yadiel Hernandez led off with a single and Perez walked with one out. With two outs, Mario Lisson singled home the baserunners for a 4-3 Harrisburg lead.
Erie would again battle back in the eighth against reliever Jimmy Cordero. With two outs, Quintana smashed a solo home run to left-center, his fourth of the season, tying the game at 4-4. Quintana finished the day with four RBI.
The game went into the ninth tied and Harrisburg turned to its closer Wander Suero. Suero had not allowed a run in seven straight appearances heading into the game. With one out, Harold Castro singled with his second hit of the game. Castro stole second, moved to third on a Jeff McVaney groundout and scored on a wild pitch for a 5-4 Erie lead.
Ruben Alaniz came in to work the ninth and hit the first batter he faced. He then retired the side in order, giving Erie the win. Alaniz picked up his second save in three chances.
Erie reliever Kurt Spomer (2-1) earned the win tossing a scoreless eighth. Spomer has picked up wins in consecutive appearances.
Lewicki took the no-decision allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings.
The win for the 'Wolves was their first on the road when their opponents scored first and their fourth win when trailing in a game after the sixth inning.
The SeaWolves and Senators play the rubber game of the series on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at FNB Field. Lefty Matt Crouse (3-0, 5.87 ERA) takes the mound for the SeaWolves against RHP Jaron Long (3-3, 2.02 ERA).
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