The SeaWolves struck first in the opening frame as Jaime Johnson led off with a single and advanced on a one-out Devon Travis knock. StevenMoya cracked his first hit of the series, an RBI double for a 1-0 lead. Ramon Cabrera would clear the bases with a two-run single and advanced to second on a throw. Corey Jones lined an RBI knock to the alley in left, scoring Cabrera for a 4-0 lead.
The RubberDucks responded in the second against Erie starterWilsen Palacios. Bryan LaHair led off with a single and moved to third on an AnthonyGallas double. Alex Lavisky grounded out, platingLaHair and Jordan Smith brought home Gallas on a sacrifice making it 4-2.
The Ducks crept closer in the sixth as LaHair sent a leadoff home to right to help Akron pull within a run.
Erie jumped back ahead by three in the seventh. Travis led off with a single for his second knock of the night.Moya followed and belted his 18th home run of the season making it 6-3.
The RubberDucks pulled within two once again in the eighth against reliever RyanRobowski. Adam Abraham led off with a double and scored on a one-outGallas double. Robowski would give way to Jose Valdez who retired the final five batters of the game, preserving the Erie win.
Palacios (5-4) earned the win tossing a season-high 6.1 innings of work, allowing three runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts.