Moya Hitless in SeaWolves’ Return

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ERIE (37-40) 5-10-0
AKRON (38-35) 6-10-1


AKRON, Oh.—The Akron RubberDucks edged the SeaWolves despite a late comeback 6-5 Wednesday night at Canal Park.

For the third straight night, Erie jumped on the board first in the first inning with an RBI single from Christin Stewart that drove in his college teammate A.J. Simcox.

Akron equalized in the bottom half of the inning with a solo homer from Mike Papi off of Erie starter Myles Jaye. After one inning, Erie and Akron were all knotted up at 1-1.

Dominic Ficociello went yard off of Matt Whitehouse for his third homer of the season in the third inning to give the SeaWolves the 2-1 lead.

The RubberDucks found a way to tie it again in the bottom of the fourth. Joe Sever sent a fly ball to center on a sacrifice that brought in Bobby Bradley to even the game up at 2-2.

Akron changed the course of the game with a huge bottom of the fifth. The RubberDucks brought in four runs, all attributed to Jaye, before Victor Alcantara found the final two outs. Going into the sixth inning, Akron led the ballgame 6-2.

Erie found two more runs in the seventh inning to make the contest closer. After Simcox doubled, Ficociello drove in a run on a single. Stewart sent Ficociello to third on a single, and then Steven Moya grounded out to bring Ficociello to score to make it 6-4.

The SeaWolves brought the game within one run in the top of the eighth. Gabriel Quintana scored Ficociello on a deep sacrifice fly to centerfield to make it 6-5 RubberDucks.

Cameron Hill came in to pitch the ninth inning for the RubberDucks and retired the SeaWolves in order to end the game, 6-5 Akron.

The Ducks handed Myles Jaye (1-7) the loss after the righty went 4.1 innings and allowed five runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

The win went to Matthew Whitehouse (4-3) while Cameron Hill picked up his fourth save of the season.

The SeaWolves (37-40) come back to Canal Park tomorrow to wrap up the four game series with the Akron RubberDucks at 12:05 PM. RHP Beau Burrows (2-1, 5.21 ERA) faces RHP Matt Esparza (4-0, 2.14 ERA) for Akron in the series finale.

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