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The 'Wolves will look for the sweep on Sunday afternoon against the Fisher Cats at 1:35 p.m. LHP Ryan Robowski (0-0, 1.15 ERA) makes a spot start for the SeaWolves against RHP Marcus Stroman (2-1, 4.95 ERA).
The SeaWolves broke out the bats on Saturday night at Northeast Delta Dental stadium as they clobbered up 16 runs on 24 hits and took down the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 16-2. Erie has now won four of its last five games.
The SeaWolves got the hit parade started in the first inning. With two outs, Daniel Fields sent a rocket up the middle that hit starter Sean Nolin in the arm. Nolan was forced to leave the game with an injury and gave way to reliever Matt Wright. Ramon Cabrera was the first hitter Wright faced and he doubled to the opposite-field, plating Fields for a 1-0 lead. James McCann followed and crushed a two-run home run to left for a 3-0 lead.
The 'Wolves added to the advantage in the second. Wade Gaynor doubled and Jamie Johnson walked putting two on for Eugenio Suarez. Suarez ripped an RBI double scoring Gaynor. With runners on second and third, Hernan Perez grounded out scoring Johnson and Suarez scored on a wild pitch making it 6-0.
The Fisher Cats got on back in the bottom of the second against Erie starter Kyle Lobstein when Clint Robinson connected on a solo home run to right-center making it 6-1.
McCann led off the top of the third with a walk off of Wright and with one out, James Robbins blasted two-run home run to right for an 8-1 lead. It was Robbins first home run since April 18. With two outs, Johnson walked, Suarez singled and Perez singled, loading the bases for Fields. Fields singled home a pair capping a four-run inning and a 10-1 lead.
Erie continued to add to the lead in the fourth. McCann and Tyler Collins each singled to start the inning. Robbins double to the gap in left-center, plating McCann for his third RBI of the night, giving the 'Wolves an 11-1 lead. Gaynor followed and lifted a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Collins for a 12-1 edge. With two outs, Suarez doubled home Robbins making it 13-1.
The Cats scored a second run in the bottom of the fourth. A.J. Jimenez and Brad Glenn each singled to start the inning. Lobstein retired the next two hitters before giving up and RBI single to Brian Van Kirk making it 13-2 Erie.
In the fifth, Fields led off and blasted a solo home run to right, his seventh, making it 14-2. With two outs, Collins singled up the middle for his third hit and was doubled home by Robbins for a 15-2 lead. Gaynor singled home Robbins making it 16-2.
Lobstein (6-4) earned his first win since May 12. He allowed two runs on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts in seven innings of work. Lobstein has worked at least six innings in five of his last six starts.
The 16 runs and 24 hits were both season-highs for the SeaWolves who reclaim sole possession of first place in the Western Division.
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