ERIE, Pa--- The SeaWolves smoked the Altoona Curve 11-3 in game two of the four game series at UPMC Park Saturday.
The SeaWolves tallied four runs in the first inning to jump on the board. Kody Eaves smashed a double to bring in Harold Castro, then Dominic Ficociello followed suit with a double of his own. Steven Moya smacked in two runs on a single, and it was 4-0 Erie going into the second inning.
Kody Eaves belted his fifth homer of the year into right field off of Altoona starter Alex McRae to make it 5-0 SeaWolves in the bottom of the second.
In the third inning, Miguel Gonzalez went yard for the second time this year on a solo shot into left to escalate the score to 6-0 Erie.
Altoona fought back in the fourth inning, scoring three runs on singles from Michael Suchy and Kevin Newman to get the score closer at 6-3.
Erie tacked four more runs in the sixth inning off of reliever Jared Lakind. Dominic Ficociello tallied his second RBI of the night on a bases loaded single. Two batters later, Steven Moya cleared the bases on a double to put the 'Wolves up 10-3. The outfielder finished with five RBIs.
Miguel Gonzalez added another RBI on a single that scored Gabriel Quintana, making it 11-3 Erie in the bottom of the seventh.
Artie Lewicki (6-3) picked up another win while the SeaWolves handed Alex McRae (6-4) the loss. Erie has now won two consecutive wins, while Altoona has lost six straight.
The SeaWolves return to UPMC Park Sunday to continue the series against the Altoona Curve. A.J. Ladwig (4-1, 2.41 ERA) starts for Erie while LHP Cody Dickson (0-1, 15.00 ERA) gets the nod for the Curve.
Sunday is another Fireworks Night at UPMC Park presented by Rebich Investments. It's also Scratch and Win Sunday presented by Wendy's, where the first 500 fans will receive a free Wendy's Scratch and Win card. Every card is a winner!
Erie Federal Credit Union Members can participate in Family Fun Day, where they can use their Platinum MasterCard, debit card, or show their member ID to buy a voucher for a free Smith's hot dog and fountain drink with each ticket purchased.
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