SeaWolves Down Curve 12-5

Erie Seawolves

The SeaWolves snapped a two-game slide with a 12-5 win over the Altoona Curve on Wednesday night at UPMC Park. The 12 runs were a season-high for the Erie offense.
Erie took the lead in the first against Curve starter Luis Ortiz. Dillon Dingler and Andre Lipcius connected on back-to-back

The SeaWolves snapped a two-game slide with a 12-5 win over the Altoona Curve on Wednesday night at UPMC Park. The 12 runs were a season-high for the Erie offense.

Erie took the lead in the first against Curve starter Luis Ortiz. Dillon Dingler and Andre Lipcius connected on back-to-back singles with one out and Parker Meadows walked to load the bases. Gage Workman lifted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Dingler for a 1-0 lead.

The ‘Wolves went ahead 3-0 in the second. Kerry Carpenter and Jake Holton started the inning with consecutive singles. Carpenter scored on a wild pitch and Dingler doubled home Holton for the second run of the frame.

In the last of the third, Workman walked with one out and was singled home by Carpenter with two outs for a 4-0 lead.

Altoona got on the board in the top of the fourth against Erie starter Adam Wolf. Brendt Citta led off with a single and was doubled to third by Andres Alvarez. Matt Fraizer grounded out, scoring Citta making it 4-1. It was the lone run allowed by Wolf in the game.

Erie went back ahead by four runs in the fourth when Andrew Navigato led off and homered to left off of Curve reliever Travis MacGregor. It was Navigato’s first hit since joining Erie from Class-A West Michigan.

Altoona again cut into the lead in the sixth against Erie reliever Nick Kuzia. Citta and Alvarez started the inning with back-to-back walks and both scored on a Fraizer double making it 5-3.

In the bottom of the seventh, Parker Meadows reached on a one-out hit by pitch an moved to third on a Workman knock. Curve reliever Will Kobos balked home Meadows after disengaging from the rubber for a third time during a Quincy Nieporte at bat putting Erie back ahead by three runs.

The Curve got a run back in the top of the eighth against Erie reliever Bubba Derby when Tucupita Marcano tripled with two outs and scored on a Jared Triolo double.

The SeaWolves put the game out of reach in the last of the eighth off of Emmanuel Mejia. Holton led off and reached on an error and Navigato walked putting two on ahead of the top of the lineup. Daniel Cabrera doubled home both baserunners for an 8-4 lead. Dingler followed with an RBI double, scoring Cabrera for a 9-4 lead. The knock was Dingler’s third of the game and his second extra-base hit. Lipcius singled home Dingler to plate the 10th run of the night. Lipcius moved to third on a Meadows base hit and scored on a double play ball to make it 11-4. Meadows would later score on a wild pitch, capping a six-run inning.

Altoona scored one in the ninth but Derby was able to limit the damage, earning his first save.

Wolf (3-0) won his third consecutive start. He allowed a run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts in five innings.

Ortiz (1-1) took the loss allowing four runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.

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