Courtesy: Erie SeaWolves
The SeaWolves and Senators meet in the final game of the series on Sunday at 2 p.m. Lefty Matt Crouse (8-10, 4.63 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against LHP Robbie Ray (4-2, 3.86 ERA).
The SeaWolves could not connect with a big hit with runners on base Saturday night as they dropped the third game of the series to the Harrisburg Senators 8-2.
Harrisburg struck for a run in the fourth against Erie starter Kelvin Perez. Billy Burns led off with a single and moved to second on an error. Burns scored on a two-out Ricky Hague single making it 1-0.
In the fifth, Sean Nicol led off with a single and moved to second on a balk. Nicol scored on a Burns single through the left side for a 2-0 lead.
The Senators continued to grow their lead in the sixth. Justin Bloxom led off with a single and moved into scoring position on a Carlos Rivero one-out knock. Nicol tripled home the runners for a 4-0 lead. Destin Hood lifted a sacrifice fly to left, plating Nicol for a 5-0 lead.
Harrisburg added to its lead in the ninth inning against Erie reliever David Kopp. With one out, Kopp walked Nicol, Hood and Sandy Leon to load the bases. With two outs, Brian Goodwin singled home a pair for a 7-0 lead. An eight run scored on an error making it 8-0 Senators.
Erie finally got on the board in the ninth. Eugenio Suarez led off and was hit by a pitch and was removed in favor of pinch runner Brandon Douglas. Tyler Collins doubled home Douglas for his third hit of the game breaking up the shutout bid. Wade Gaynor doubled home Collins making it 8-2. Erie would get no closer.
Perez (1-2) took the loss allowing five runs on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.
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