The Senators scored five unanswered runs as they SeaWolves could not hold onto a late lead, falling to Harrisburg in the final game of the series 5-4.
The SeaWolves broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning when Wade Gaynor blasted off with his 11th home run of the season. The solo shot made it 1-0 Erie. Brandon Douglas followed with a single and Jamie Johnson walked with one out to put two on base. The walk for Johnson was his second of the game and his 98th of the season which tied a career-high (98 BB in 2010 with West Michigan). Eugenio Suarez doubled to left, plating Douglas and on the play, Johnson scored on an error making it 3-0.
Erie extended its lead in the top of the fifth as Tyler Collins belted his 18th home run, a solo shot off of reliever Matt Grace for a 4-0 lead.
Harrisburg got on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Brian Jeroloman and Brian Goodwin each singled putting two on with no outs. Matt Crouse was lifted in favor of Tyler Stohr. Steven Souza, Jr. singled home Jeroloman making it a 4-1 game. Back-to-back hits from Justin Bloxom and Ricky Hauge plated a run making it 4-2. Stohr induced an inning-ending double play off the bat of Carlos Rivero to preserve the two-run lead.
Erie held the lead into the eighth inning but reliever Will Startup struggled allowing a leadoff walk to Brian Goodwin and a double to Souza, Jr. An error allowed Goodwin to score making it a one-run game at 4-3. The SeaWolves brought in Justin Souza who induced a ground ball into a double play, plating Souza, Jr. tying the game. Carlos Rivero singled with two outs and scored the go-ahead run on Sean Nicol double down the right field line.
Crouse took the no-decision allowing two runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work.
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