The SeaWolves came out on the wrong end of a 3-2, 10 inning ballgame on Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Park, dropping the series finale to the Altoona Curve.
Erie jumped ahead in the bottom of the first inning against Curve starter Tanner Anderson. Jeff McVaney doubled with one out, his first of a three-hit day. McVaney scored on a two-out Christin Stewart base hit for a 1-0 lead.
Altoona tied the game in the top of the fourth against Erie starter Artie Lewicki. Kevin Kramer led off with a single and moved to second on a Connor Joe base hit. With one out, Jordan Luplow singled home Kramer, tying the game.
The Curve would take the lead in the top of the sixth. With one out, Luplow single and Wyatt Mathisen walked, pushing the go-ahead run into scoring position. The SeaWolves summoned Sean Donatello to get out of the jam. Zane Chavez walked, loading the bases for Christopher Diaz. Diaz grounded out, scoring Luplow, giving Altoona a 2-1 lead.
The SeaWolves tied the game in the bottom of the seventh against reliever Jared Lakind when Gabriel Quintana led off and blasted a solo home run to left. The home run for Quintana was his second of the season.
The game would remain tied until the top of the 10th. Paul Voelker came back out after hurling a scoreless ninth and gave up a leadoff home run to Chase Simpson for a 3-2 Altoona lead.
Montana DuRapau (2-0) worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the 10th and earned the win for the Curve.
Voelker (0-1) took the loss allowing a run on one hit with no walks and a strikeout in two innings.
Lewicki took the no-decision allowing two runs on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts in a season-high 5.1 innings of work.