The SeaWolves needed ten innings and a walk off to knock off the Aeros for the third straight game, this time 9-8 in ten innings.
It was Tyler Collins who walked off for the SeaWolves in the tenth inning. Eugenio Suarez's leadoff single started the rally, followed by a Hernan Perez single and an intentional walk to Daniel Fields. Collins then singled into right ending the game for Erie.
To get to extras, the SeaWolves had to rally twice after falling behind 4-0 and 8-5 with Erie starter Victor Larez responsible for all eight Akron runs. In the first, a Jesus Aguilar RBI made it 1-0 early.
Akron tacked on two more in the third with a sacrifice from Aguilar and single from Carlos Moncrief. Akron scored their fourth run in the fourth with a Jose Ramierez RBI fielder's choice.
Erie responded in the bottom half of the inning, plating five to briefly hold the lead. All nine SeaWolves came to the plate, loading the bases with one out. Jamie Johnson brought home the first run on a sacrifice fly. Suarez scored one more on a double. Perez cleared the bases with a single to tie the game at four. After stealing second, Perez was brought home on a Daniel Fields double to put Erie up 5-4.
Akron responded in the top half of the fifth with four runs to make it 8-5. Quincy Latimore brought home one on a sacrifice fly and was followed by a two run homer from Ronny Rodriguez. Giovanni Urshela capped the scoring with a solo shot right after Rodriguez.
Blaine Hardy and Michael Morrison shut out Akron the rest of the way to give Erie the chance to chip away at the three run deficit. In the fifth, Hernan Perez drew a bases loaded walk to make it 8-6.
Erie plated one more in the sixth when Collins walked and was brought home on a Wade Gaynor single, making it 8-7. The SeaWolves tied the game in the eighth, setting up the dramatics in the tenth, when Collins walked and reached third on an error when attempting to steal second. He was brought home on a James McCann sacrfice.
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