SeaWolves Rally Again to Walk Off Somerset

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Erie overcame another deficit against the Somerset Patriots on Thursday night, this time rallying late to walk off in the tenth inning. Dylan Rosa singled home Kerry Carpenter in the first extra-inning of the season to give Erie the 3-2 win.
Paul Richan logged his longest start of the season,

Erie overcame another deficit against the Somerset Patriots on Thursday night, this time rallying late to walk off in the tenth inning. Dylan Rosa singled home Kerry Carpenter in the first extra-inning of the season to give Erie the 3-2 win.

Paul Richan logged his longest start of the season, going 4.2 innings, allowing only three hits, and striking out five. Somerset could not manage a run against Richan, and only got one runner to second base. Billy Lescher was the first arm out of the bullpen for Erie, and struggled in the sixth. Cristian Perez lead off the inning with a single, and Diego Castillo drove him in with a long home run to left field.

The Erie offense had plenty of chances to bring runners home, but left runners on all night. The ‘Wolves loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh inning, but Somerset worked a ground out and a double play to keep the shutout intact. Somerset was led by Luis Gil on the mound, but the Yankees prospect did not last long, throwing over 90 pitches in under five innings. Jefry Valdez held Erie off of the board through the seventh.

After stranding nine runners in the first seven innings, Erie finally got a hold of one. Kerry Carpenter opened the eighth inning with a single to left, and Josh Lester lofted a ball over the yellow line in left field for a game-tying two-run home run. Erie pushed the winning run to third base in the ninth inning behind a walk and a fielding error, but Michael Gomez stranded the runners to send the game to extra innings.

Mark Leiter Jr. hurled a perfect tenth inning for the ‘Wolves, setting the table for the win. Josh Lester advanced the free runner, Kerry Carpenter, to third base with a ground out to lead off the inning, and Dylan Rosa singled to the center field wall to win the game.

On a four-game win streak, Erie continues their series with Somerset on Friday at UPMC Park, and fans are encouraged to join in and enjoy spectacular post-game Zambelli fireworks on Strike Out Cancer weekend, presented by UPMC Health Plan. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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