The SeaWolves used a solid starting pitching performance from Cory Riordan on Thursday afternoon at Jerry Uht Park as they took down the Altoona Curve, 5-2, earning a series split.
Altoona jumped ahead 2-0 with solo home runs from Jin-De Jhang in the second and Erich Weiss in the third.
The SeaWolves tied the game in the fourth against Curve starter Clay Holmes. Kody Eaves reached first on a fielder’s choice and stole second. Harold Castro singled home Eaves making it a 2-1 game. With two outs, Jeff McVaney extended his hitting streak to nine straight games with an RBI triple, tying the game at 2-2. McVaney has notched three triples in the past two games.
Erie would take the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Corey Jones doubled with one out and Dominic Ficociello reached on an error, putting runners on the corners for Austin Green. Green grounded out to short, plating Jones for a 3-2 lead. Eaves tripled home Ficociello for a 4-2 Erie advantage.
The SeaWolves finished the scoring in the sixth against reliever Frank Duncan. McVaney walked with one out and was doubled home by Jason Krizan.
Riordan (3-2) earned the win allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Lendy Castillo tossed a scoreless eighth and Paul Voelker tossed a scoreless ninth, earning his fourth save.
The SeaWolves head to Bowie to begin a three-game series against the Baysox on Friday night at Prince George’s Stadium at 7:05 p.m.