Erie Survives Extra-Inning Pitching Duel in Somerset

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The SeaWolves emerged victorious in a tense pitching duel with the Somerset Patriots on Sunday afternoon, 1-0. With both sides putting up shutouts, the game was decided in the 10th inning with a run-scoring single by Jon Rosoff. Erie used four pitchers to log their fourth shutout of the season.

Erie kept Somerset at bay thanks to a strong start from Joey Wentz. Despite walking the first two batters of the game, Wentz never dealt with a runner at third base. At one point, Wentz sent down six in a row into the fifth inning, but allowed his first hit of the day and a walk with one out.

Gerson Moreno came on to relieve Wentz in the fifth inning, stranded the inherited runners, and added on a perfect sixth inning. Joe Navilhon followed the trend with a pair of scoreless innings out of the pen.

The ninth inning went to Brad Bass for Erie to try and send the game into extras. After allowing a one-out single, Bass worked a double play to extend the scoreless contest

Somerset matched Erie with a scoreless performance from their pitching staff. Nick Green opened the day with four scoreless innings and allowed only one hit. Danny Woodrow’s single in the third inning was the only hit for Erie over the first nine innings.

Michael Gomez and Zach Greene combined to preserve the shutout into the 10th inning. Brady Policelli stole third base on the first pitch of the extra frame, and scored on a single by Jon Rosoff to break the shutout. It was only the second hit of the game for Erie, and led to Greene being replaced by Addison Russ on the mound. Erie nearly plated another run in the frame on a single by Ryan Kreidler, but Rosoff was thrown out trying to score from second base.

In the bottom of the tenth, Bass loaded the bases with only one out through a walk and a single, but worked two flyouts to earn the win.

Erie returns to UPMC Park on July 13 when Bowie visits for six games. First pitch on Tuesday is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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