The SeaWolves put together two well pitched games on Saturday night at Canal Park as they swept a doubleheader from the Akron RubberDucks 5-2 and 4-2.
The SeaWolves jumped ahead in the second against Akron starter Jordan Cooper when Aaron Westlake blasted a solo home run with two outs for a 1-0 lead. The home run was the ninth for Westlake and first since returning from the disabled list.
Erie added to the lead in the third. Dixon Machado led off with a double and moved to third on a Craig Albernaz sacrifice bunt. Jason Krizan singled home Machado for a 2-0 lead. Devon Travis followed with a single putting two on for Marcus Lemon. Lemon extended his hitting streak to eight straight with an RBI double, plating Krizan for a 3-0 lead. Lemon would later score on a wild pitch making it 4-0.
Akron cut into the lead in the third against Erie starter Wilsen Palacios. Jordan Smith led off with a single and moved to third on a one-out Francisco Lindor knock. Smith scored on an Adam Abraham sacrifice fly making it 4-1.
In the fourth, Anthony Gallas led off with a solo home run off of Palacios making it 4-2. It was the third home run of the series for Gallas.
The Ducks threatened against Palacios in the fifth but he was able to retire the side, standing two baserunners.
Ryan Robowski earned the save as he worked two perfect innings to close out the game.
Palacios (6-4) allowed two runs on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts in five innings of work.
The SeaWolves won their second straight as they took down the Akron RubberDucks in game one of Saturday night’s doubleheader 5-2.
Erie jumped ahead in the top of the first inning against Akron starter Cody Anderson. Jason Krizan led off the game with a double and scored on a Devon Travis base hit up the middle for a 1-0 lead.
In the second, Dean Green beat the shift, laying down a bunt single. Green moved to second on a groundout and scored on a Dixon Machado double for a 2-0 lead.
The ‘Wolves extended the lead once again in the top of the fourth. Ramon Cabrera single and Aaron Westlake singled with one out putting two on for Marcus Lemon. Lemon drove a double down the right field line, scoring Cabrera for a 3-0 lead. Machado followed with a base hit to left, plating Westlake for a 4-0 lead. On the play, Lemon scored on an error by the left fielder Tim Fedroff making it 5-0.
The Ducks got on the board in the bottom of the sixth against Erie starter Josh Turley. Francisco Lindor led off with a double down the right field line with his third hit of the game. With one out, Anthony Gallas homered to left making it 5-2. The Ducks would get no closer.
Jose Valdez came on in the seventh and worked a scoreless frame, earning his 13th save.
Turley (1-0) earned the win in his Double-A debut. He allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.