This past week, Erie looked like a team that has finally hit its stride and is playing as a cohesive unit. The howlers had solid starting and relief pitching throughout the week combined with power at the plate.
A Week of Firsts
For the first time this season Erie swept an opponent and the club did it in stunning fashion. Erie handed it to Altoona in their four game series and outscored the Curve 30-15.
Another first for the club this week was back to back homeruns. In a 7-3 victory over the curve on May 11th Ben Guez and Corey Jones hit back to back homeruns for the ‘Wolves putting the game out of reach of for Altoona. Mark Sorenson got his first win of the season in this game as well by tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings allowing just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts.
Two howlers who had remarkable games this week were Tony Plagman and Jared Wesson. On the offensive side of the ball, Tony Plagman had a night at the plate that most players can only dream of. In Erie's 11-6 victory over the Curve on May 12th Plagman went 3-for-5. The amazing thing about that stat line is that all three hits were home runs. Three home runs in a single game is an astonishing feat. The 6-foot-2 Georgia native drove in eight of Erie's eleven runs in the victory.
Jared Wesson threw seven scoreless innings from the mound in a 2-1 win over Akron on May 16th. Wesson allowed just two hits in the game and shutdown the division leading Aeros en route to his fourth win of the season.
The only blemish for the SeaWolves this past week came when the team lost to Akron on May 15th, 8-1. Unfortunately Erie's starter, Zach Segovia, did not have his best stuff. Segovia only lasted three innings and gave up seven hits, six runs, and two walks. The ‘Wolves played catch-up for most of the game but could not rebound from being down early.
The week ahead
After winning six of their last seven games, the SeaWolves look to stay a hot as the team travels to Altoona for a three game weekend series against the Curve. The team will then return home to host the Reading Phillies for four games. For the first time this season the club is above .500 with a 20-18 record. Erie made up some ground in the standing this week and now sits in 3rd place in the Western Division just 3½ games back of division leader Akron.