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Erie SeaWolves (8-7) – 3rd in Eastern League Southwest
The Erie SeaWolves surged above .500 last week thanks to a solid 4-2 performance at home against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Tuesday’s opener was postponed due to poor weather, but the SeaWolves took Wednesday’s game 6-2 behind a strong start from Adam Wolf (5IP, 3H, 2ER, 2BB, 6K) and a huge game from Kerry Carpenter (2-for-4, 2HR, 4RBIs).
Thursday’s doubleheader featured a pair of outstanding Erie pitching performances, as Garrett Hill (5IP, 2H, ER, 2BB, 10K) and Reese Olson (5IP, 4H, 3ER, 9K) dominated Richmond’s hitters. Unfortunately a tepid offense and bullpen issues meant neither starter got the win. Dillon Dingler hit a go-ahead home run in the 6th inning of game one, but the Squirrels tied it in the 7th, forcing Erie to pull out the victory on a walk-off single from Luis Carpio. Unfortunately there was no comeback in game two, as Richmond scored five runs off reliever J.T. Perez to win 8-3.
The clubs split a pair of one-run affairs over the next two nights, with Erie getting a strong performance from Dane Myers (3-for-4, 2B, 3RBIs, SB) in Friday’s 6-5 win, but the Flying Squirrels forcing the Wolves into an 0-for-11 performance with runners in scoring position during Saturday’s 2-1 loss. Erie finished the week on a high note, though, thanks to an excellent start from Chance Kirby (4IP, 3H, ER, 2BB, 7K), outstanding work from the bullpen (5IP, 0H, 2BB, 7K) and a late rally capped off by a 2-run single from Dingler.
The SeaWolves travel to Binghamton this week for six games against the Rumble Ponies.