Erie MLN: Wacky Week for Wolves

Various inclement weather events forced Erie to play a very unique schedule as the second month of the season came to a close. The club's endurance was tested this past week by having to play two double-headers within a matter of three days.

The first double-header consisted of two seven inning games at home on Memorial Day against Akron and the second double-header occurred just two days later in Trenton where the teams were forced to complete a suspended game from May 29th on May 30th which was then followed by a shortened seven inning game.

The wacky playing schedule took its toll on the team and resulted in the ‘Wolves posting a sub-par 3-5 record for the week.

Erie started the week off by squandering a five run lead against Reading at home resulting in a 6-8 loss. Bouncing back from the tough loss to Reading, the team won three of four games against division leader Akron at home. While riding high after the three victories against the Aeros the howlers got thunderstruck by Trenton dropping three in a row to the Thunder, including being shutout in the series finale.

Double Headers

Game one of the Memorial Day double header against Akron was a battle of defense. SeaWolves Starter James Avery held his own by throwing five scoreless innings but got into trouble in the sixth. A wild pitch allowed the Aeros to get on the board first and never look back. Erie would go on to drop the seven inning game 0-4. Even with the solid effort, Avery took the tough-luck loss and stands at 5-4 for the season.

Game 2 of the Akron double header was the exact opposite of game 1. Erie was held scoreless until the sixth inning when the ‘Wolves put two on the board to be down just one run. The Howlers forced the Aeros into a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the seventh and headed into the bottom half of the inning needing just one run to tie. Brandon Douglas singled with one out and later scored on a Rob Brantly triple tying the game at 3-3. Rawley Bishop popped out to the first baseman which scored Brantly from third allowing the ‘Wolves to take the 4-3 victory.

Against the Thunder Erie lost two heartbreakers, each by one run. In the conclusion of the May 29th suspended game Trenton homered in the eighth solidifying the loss for the SeaWolves, 3-4. In the following seven inning game the team could not make a late game charge and fell to the Thunder 2-3.

I'll Take Five

Earlier this week in Erie's 7-3 win over the Aeros on May 26th, Jordan Lennerton went 3-for-3 with two walks, reaching base for a grand total of five times. Lennerton had one double, two runs batted in, and scored one run. Lennerton is currently third in the league in home runs with 10 and sixth in slugging percentage at .528.

Roster Changes

At the start of the week Wade Gaynor and Patrick Cooper were both moved up to Erie from Lakeland while Ben Guez was transferred from Erie up to Triple-A affiliate, Toledo.

May Recap

The ‘Wolves played .500 ball for the whole month of May by posting a record of 15-15. Overall the club is 25-27 and in third place of the Western Division just 6.5 games back of the Akron Aeros.

June Is Here

Moving into June, the SeaWolves will be in Richmond for three games June 1st through 3rd then the team will return home to host the Thunder for a three game series June 5th through 7th.

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