The SeaWolves and Curve battled harsh winds on Tuesday at Jerry Uht Park and the ‘Wolves prevailed with a season-high 11 runs, taking down the Curve 11-5.
Altoona struck for a run in the top of the first inning against Erie starter Warwick Saupold. Gift Ngoepe doubled and scored on a Stetson Allie base hit for a 1-0 lead.
In the second, Elias Diaz led off with a walk and scored on an Andy Vasquez double making it 2-0.
The SeaWolves tied the game in the last of the second. Ramon Cabrera singled with one out and Steven Moya reached on an error. Wade Gaynor and Francisco Martinez each drove in runs with base hits making it a 2-2 game.
Altoona regained the lead in the top of the third. With two outs, Vasquez singled and was doubled home by Jarek Cunningham making it 3-2.
Erie took control of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Cabrera and Moya singed to start the inning. With one out, Martinez singled home Cabrera tying the game. Brandon Loy doubled home Moya, giving Erie its first lead at 4-3. Martinez scored on a Jamie Johnson sacrifice fly to left, giving the ‘Wolves a two-run lead. Jason Krizan then walked putting a pair on for Eugenio Suarez. Suarez tripled to straight away center, plating a pair for a 7-3 lead.
In the last of the sixth, the SeaWolves opened up a six-run advantage. With two outs, Johnson walked and Krizan blasted an opposite-field home run, his third, making it 9-3.
The ‘Wolves plated two in the eighth and the Curve scored two in the ninth for the 11-5 final.
Saupold (2-2) allowed three runs on six hits with a walk and a season-high seven strikeouts in six innings of work.
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