Erie has been clicking on all cylinders as of late by combining good offense with strong pitching and defense. The club returned home this past Tuesday and had a slight bump in the road by dropping the series opener to the Baysox 1-8 but rebounded with a 7-4 victory last night.
This past Thursday Erie defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in the rubber match of a three game series. Michael Rockett and James McCann had hot hands and provided a majority of the offense for the club. Rockett went 3-for-4 with one homerun and one run batted in while McCann drove in two runs.
Starter James Avery complimented the offense by allowing only three runs and eight hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work. Robbie Weinhardt held off a 9th inning surge by the Senators giving up only a run and preserving the one run victory for the SeaWolves.
Sweeping up the Competition
The club played an almost perfect series versus the Rock Cats which resulted in a series sweep for the SeaWolves. New Britain played a tough series against Erie but the Erie offense and pitching proved to be too much for the Rock Cats.
Erie trailed for a majority of game 1 but stormed back in the late innings to pull out the 5-2 victory. Jordan Lennerton got the team going in the top of the 8th by hitting his 16 double of the year and would later score the first run of a three run inning for the club allowing the ‘Wolves to take home the victory.
In game 3 of the series it was the Rock Cats who attempted to make a late game charge but fell short, largely due to the arm of Robbie Weinhardt. Weinhardt gave up a few late inning runs but once again came through when it really counted giving Erie the 4-3 victory. For the season Weinhardt has an earned run average of 2.91 with 22 strikeouts and has gave up just 11 earned runs.
Right handed pitcher Bruce Rondon was transferred from Lakeland to Erie yesterday. While in Lakeland, Rondon was 1-0 with and earned run average of 1.34 with 34 strikeouts and 10 walks in 23 1/3 innings.
Other roster changes included Austin Wood being transferred from Erie to the Toledo Mud Hens. Right handed pitcher Zack Segovia was placed on the disabled list due to a right elbow inflammation while pitched Tyler Stohr was activated from the disabled list.
Today the ‘Wolves will play the series finale against the Bowie Baysox at 12:05 pm, series tied at one win apiece. Erie will then host the Binghamton Mets for four games before heading back out on the road to face the best team in the Eastern League, Akron.
After sliding in the standing last week, Erie has crept back into 3rd place in the Western Division with a record of 35-34 and find themselves just 1/2 a game out of second place behind Harrisburg.