Erie MLN: Plagman's Bat Turns 'Wolves Around

"All good things must come to an end?" The same can be said for bad things. The Erie SeaWolves were glad to see their seven game losing skid come to an end this past week when the SeaWolves beat Akron on Sunday night. Since the losing streak ended the SeaWolves have won two of three against division foe Akron and look to use this series win as a momentum builder heading towards the end the season.

Plagman's Big Night

Erie's 8-6 loss to Harrisburg on August 19th might not have put another tally in the win column that doesn't mean it wasn't a game to remember. Despite losing, outfielder Tony Plagman had an amazing night form the plate. In the loss, Plagman went 4-for-5 with a double and two home runs. The Georgia native accounted for four of the SeaWolves six total runs and sent a buzz through the crowd at Jerry Uht Park despite the loss.

Two nights later on August 21st Plagman provided more excitement for the Erie fans by blasting a solo game winning homerun to boost the ‘Wolves to a 3-2 win over the Aeros.

A Career Night

Right-hander Patrick Cooper helped Erie to a victory on Monday night by providing the club with an amazing pitching performance while atop the mound. Cooper shut down the Akron offense for seven innings allowing only five hits and racking up a season high eight strike outs. This was a morale boosting win for not only the club but Cooper as well. The win snapped a seven game losing streak for the howlers and was Cooper's first win since mid-July.

A Run Producing Machine

Erie has not been known for their run production this season but one individual player has, that being first baseman Jordan Lennerton. In a game versus Akron on Tuesday night Lennerton got his 79th RBI which is third best in the league and has 21 homeruns for the season, also third best in the league. In his first season with Erie, Lennerton has proven to be a well-rounded hitter and a run producing machine.

The Final Stretch

With only two week left in the season, the SeaWolves remain in 6th place in the Western Division and will most likely finish the season in the same spot. With all hope of playoff chances dashed, the club still looks to round out the season on a high note. To do so, the howlers must play well while away from home for an eight game road trip. The team first stops in Reading to take on the Phillies for four games. Erie will then travel to Bowie for another four games against the Baysox.

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