The SeaWolves pitching staff continued to keep the Trenton bats quiet on Wednesday night as they took down the Thunder 2-1 at Arm & Hammer Park.
Trenton struck for a run in the last of the second inning against Erie starter Jeff Ferrell when Peter O’Brien muscled out a solo home run to right for a 1-0 lead.
The SeaWolves took the lead in the fifth against reliever Manny Banuelos. With one out, Jason Krizan singled to left and came home on an opposite-field Corey Jones double, tying the game at 1-1. Craig Albernaz walked and Marcus Lemon walked with two outs brining Eugenio Suarez to the plate with the bases loaded. Saurez worked the count full and drew a walk, scoring Jones for a 2-1 Erie lead.
The one-run lead was more than enough for Ferrell (3-2) who, after giving up the second inning run, went on to fire five scoreless frames in working a season-high seven innings. It was Ferrell’s longest outing since working seven on August 12, 2013 with Lakeland. Ferrell did not allow a walk for the first time this season while striking out four.
Ryan Rowbowski worked the final two innings and shut down the Thunder earning his second save. He struck out three while not allowing a walk.
The win gives the SeaWolves their first series win in Trenton since April 24-26, 2012. It’s also only the second series win for Erie in Trenton since 2008.
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