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Wolves split a pair as Moya Mashes Erie to Victory
Courtesy: Erie SeaWolves
The SeaWolves snapped a seven-game losing streak in game two of Saturday night’s double header with a 7-6 win in extra innings.
The Curve struck first in the top of the first against Erie spot starter Nick Avila. Gift Ngoepe led off with a walk and with two outs, Matt Curry walked putting two on for Keon Broxton. Broxton singled home the runners for a 2-0 lead.
Erie responded in the last of the second against Curve starter Tyler Sample. Aaron Westlake led off with a single and stole second. With two outs, Steven Moya singled home Westlake making it 2-1. Moya would later score on an error tying the game.
The ‘Wolves took the lead in the last of the fourth. Ramon Cabrera singled with one out and Moya stepped in with two outs and belted an opposite-field two-run home run making it 4-2 Erie. The home run for Moya was his sixth and was the beginning of his big night.
Altoona tied the game in the top of the fifth against reliever Bryan Augenstein. Ngoepe singled with one out and Alan Hanson belted a two-run home run.
After the Curve took the lead in the top of the sixth, the Moya show continued in the bottom of the inning. Cabrera walked with two outs and Dean Green nailed a ground rule double putting two in scoring position. Moya blasted a single off of a diving Ngoepe at second plating the tying runs.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the eight when, with two outs, Moya blasted a solo home run to right for a 7-6 Erie win. The home run was his second of the game, seventh on the season and it completed a six-RBI night.
Will Startup tossed (1-1) earned the win tossing a scoreless inning of relief.