SeaWolves Take Down Senators in Extras

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The SeaWolves played extras for the fourth time in six games and took down the Harrisburg Senators, 9-7 on Monday night at FNB Field. The win snapped the SeaWolves five-game losing streak on July 4.
Erie opened the scoring in the top of the first against Harrisburg starter Luis Reyes.

The SeaWolves played extras for the fourth time in six games and took down the Harrisburg Senators, 9-7 on Monday night at FNB Field. The win snapped the SeaWolves five-game losing streak on July 4.

Erie opened the scoring in the top of the first against Harrisburg starter Luis Reyes. Daniel Cabrera led off with a walk and Dane Myers extended the inning with two outs when he was hit by a pitch. Wenceel Perez and Dillon Dingler followed with back-to-back run scoring singles for a 2-0 lead.

The SeaWolves added to the lead in the fourth. Andrew Naviagto led off with a double and moved to third on an Eric De La Rosa single. Cabrera singled home both with one out for a 4-0 advantage.

In the top of the sixth, Erie went ahead by five runs when De La Rosa homered to right. It was his second long ball of the season.

Erie starter Austin Bergner kept the Senators in check over five shutout innings. He allowed three hits with two walks and three strikeouts in a no-decision effort.

Harrisburg began to mount a comeback in the last of the sixth against Erie reliver Joe Navilhon. John Nogowski and Wilson Garcia each singled and Justin Connell was hit by a pitch, loading the bases for Jack Dunn. Dunn cleared the bases with a double making it a two-run game.

The SeaWolves went back ahead by four runs in the top of the seventh when Dingler took advantage of a pair of free passes issued by the Senators bullpen, tripling home Andre Lipcius and Perez.

The Senators tied the game in the bottom of the seventh against Kyle Zurak. Jackson Cluff led off and was hit by a pitch and Jake Alu singled. A passed ball allowed the runners to advance and a wild pitch plated Cluff. Garcia then connected on game-tying three-run home run.

Yaya Chentouf hurled a scoreless eighth and Nick Kuzia set the Senators down in order in the ninth, sending the SeaWolves to their third straight extra innings game.

Both clubs went scoreless in the 10th inning and Erie would take the lead in the 11th. Dingler was the free runner at second and Alberto Guerrero retired the first two batters he faced. Gage Workman then put Erie ahead when he connected on an opposite-field two-run home run.

Gerson Moreno shut the Senators down in order in the last of the 11th, earning his third save.

Kuzia (3-3) earned the win setting down all six batters he faced. He struck out a three.

Guerrero (2-3) took the loss for the Senators allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit with no walks and a strikeout.

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