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'Wolves Sweep Ducks, Finish Season at .500
Courtesy: Erie SeaWolves
The SeaWolves ended the 2014 season with a 4-2 win over the Akron RubberDucks on Monday afternoon at Canal Park. With the win, the ‘Wolves finished the season at the .500 at 71-71.
Erie jumped ahead in the first inning against Akron starter Cole Sulser. Jamie Johnson and Dixon Machado each singled to start the game. Dean Green singled home Johnson for a 1-0 lead. With Machado on third, Corey Jones laid down a squeeze bunt, plating Machado for a 2-0 lead.
Akron got one back in the bottom of the first against Erie starter Warwick Saupold. With two outs, Erik Gonzalez singled, stole second, reached third on an error and scored on a wild pitch making it 2-1.
The Ducks tied the game in the last of the fifth. Jordan Smith led off with a double and scored on a two-out Ollie Linton double.
Erie quickly regained the lead in the top of the sixth. Jason Krizan led off with a single and Dean Green followed with a two-run home right to straight away center for a 4-2 lead. The home run for Green was his 10th and second of the series.
Saupold (8-11) earned the win allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings of work.
Jose Valdez worked a scoreless ninth earning his 18th save.