SeaWolves Rally Late to Beat Senators

By Erie SeaWolves | May 10, 2017 1:36 PM ET

The SeaWolves rallied for the second straight game as they took down the Harrisburg Senators, 5-3 in comeback fashion at FNB Field.

Erie got on the board in the top of the first inning against Senators starter Jaron Long. With two outs, Mike Gerber doubled and scored on a Christin Stewart double for a 1-0 lead.

Harrisburg tied the game in the second against Erie starter Matt Crouse. Neftali Soto led off with a solo home run to the opposite field, his fourth, to make it a 1-1 game.

The Senators then took the lead in the third as Isaac Ballou led off and belted a solo home run to straight away center for a 2-1 advantage.

Harrisburg would go ahead 3-1 in the home half of the fourth. Alec Keller doubled with two outs and was doubled home by Spencer Kieboom.

The SeaWolves got one back in the fifth. Logan Watkins led off with a double and scored on a Jeff McVaney two-out single making it 3-2.

Erie would then take the lead in the top of the eighth against reliever Braulio Lara. With one out, Gabriel Quintana singled for his second hit of the game. Miguel Gonzalez followed and crushed a two-run home run to left, giving the SeaWolves a 4-3 lead. Watkins and A.J. Simcox followed with back-to-back singles, putting runners on the corners for Harold Castro. Castro lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center, scoring Watkins for a 5-3 Erie lead.

Sean Donatello worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his second save of the season.

Waldis Joaquin (1-0) earned the win in relief of Crouse tossing two scoreless frames, allowing one hit with no walks and three strikeouts.

Lara (1-0) took the loss for the Senators allowing three runs on four hits in 0.2 innings.

Crouse took the no-decision allowing three runs on six hits with a walk and a season-high seven strikeouts. It was his first seven strikeout game since June 12, 2013 at Portland.

The SeaWolves be in Hartford on Thursday night as they take on the Yard Goats for the first time in 2017. RHP A.J. Ladwig makes his SeaWolves debut and RHP Ryan Castellani (1-3, 6.39 ERA) takes the mound for Hartford.

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

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