Former Mercyhurst star pitcher Chris Vallimont has been assigned to the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York Penn League. The Miami Marlins fifth round draft pick is expected to join the team on Wednesday.
ERIE (34-41) 4-10-0
READING (34-42) 1-5-0
Erie evened the series with the Reading Fightin Phils Tuesday, edging the Fightins 4-1. A solid start from Matt Hall and two-RBI performance from Daz Cameron propelled the SeaWolves to victory.
The SeaWolves started the scoring off quickly in the first inning on JoJo Romero. The Wolves led the game off with three singles, including an RBI-knock from Daz Cameron to bring home Jacob Robson to make it 1-0 Erie.
Erie added another run in the top of the third inning. Chad Sedio flared a ball to left field, Malquin Canelo ranged back and dropped the ball with the bases loaded. Canelo threw the ball to third to record an out on what ended up being a fielder’s choice. After the third, Erie led 2-0.
Daz Cameron racked up another RBI in the top of the 6th inning. With Seth McGarry now in, the righty walked Robson and allowed Sergio Alcantara on with a single with two outs. Cameron poked a ball into right, scoring Robson for the second time in the ball game to elevate the SeaWolves lead to 3-0.
Robson drove in a run on a triple in the eighth inning on Pat Neshek, making an MLB rehab appearance for the Fightins, to give Erie the 4-0 lead.
Drew Stankiewicz belted a HR to right field off of Joe Navilohn in the ninth, but the righty stayed strong to strike out Cornelius Randolph to finish the ballgame.
Matt Hall (3-2) picked up his third win of the season against Reading after hurling 5.0 IP scoreless with five strikeouts and three hits. The starter Romero (5-6) received the loss after surrendering two runs on two hits with three walks and five strikeouts through 5.0 IP.
The SeaWolves (34-41) are now 9-4 against the Reading Fightin Phils (34-42) this season. Erie returns to First Energy Stadium Wednesday night to face the Fightin Phils with LHP Liarvis Breto (1-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound against RHP Franklyn Kilome (2-4, 4.52 ERA) at 7:15 PM.