Wolves Lose Series Finale With Altoona

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ALTOONA 10-9-2
ERIE 3-5-1

The SeaWolves fell behind early and never rebounded as they dropped the series finale to the Altoona Curve, 10-3 on Thursday night.

Altoona jumped ahead in the first inning against Erie starter Anthony Fernandez. Harold Ramirez led off with a single and Austin Meadows homered for the second straight night for a 2-0 Curve lead.
The SeaWolves cut the lead in half in the last of the first against Curve starter Tyler Eppler. Jeff McVaney doubled with one out and scored on a Dean Green base hit making it 2-1. The RBI for Green was his league-leading 54th.

Erie then tied the game in the second. Corey Jones led off with a walk, advanced to second on a Harold Castro single and to third on an error. Grayson Greiner lifted a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Jones.
The Curve promptly regained the lead in the third. Altoona loaded the bases on a Ramirez double and consecutive walks by Anderson Feliz and Meadows. With one out, Reese Maguire tripled down the right field line, clearing the bases for a 5-2 Curve lead. Edwin Espinal followed with a triple, plating McGuire for a 6-2 lead.

The Curve continued to build onto the lead in the fourth. Christopher Diaz led off with a double off of reliever Cal Drummond. With one out, Feliz singled home Diaz making it 7-2. Meadows then doubled putting runners on second and third for Jose Osuna. With Osuna batting, a wild pitch scored Feliz for an 8-2 Altoona edge. With two outs, Drummond balked, bringing home Meadows making it 9-2 Curve.

Erie got one back in the eighth. Kody Eaves tripled and eventually scored on an error, making it 9-3.

Altoona finished the scoring as they added one more in the top of the ninth against reliever Lendy Castillo and went on to the 10-3 win.

Eppler (4-4) earned the win allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

Fernandez (0-3) dropped his third straight decision. He allowed six runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 2.1 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

The SeaWolves remain at home as they host the Trenton Thunder on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. LHP Josh Turley (0-4, 6.33 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against LHP Daniel Camarena (3-0, 2.08 ERA).
The SeaWolves and UPMC Health Plan team up for breast cancer awareness all weekend. The SeaWolves will wear pink jerseys that will be auctioned off during the weekend to raise funds for The Regional Cancer Center. The first 1,000 fans Friday night will receive a pink SeaWolves cap.

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