SeaWolves Takes Series Opener in New Hampshire

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The SeaWolves opened a six-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats with a 9-6 win on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The SeaWolves grabbed the lead in the third against Fisher Cats starter Alejandro Melean. Gage Workman singled with one out and Luis Carpio put the ‘Wolves

The SeaWolves opened a six-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats with a 9-6 win on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

The SeaWolves grabbed the lead in the third against Fisher Cats starter Alejandro Melean. Gage Workman singled with one out and Luis Carpio put the ‘Wolves ahead 2-0 with a two-run home run. It was Carpio’s first home run since May 24.

Erie added to the lead in the fourth to pull ahead 4-0. Parker Meadows led off with a double and scored on a Dillon Dingler base hit. Dingler later scored on a two-out Gage Workman base hit to left.

New Hampshire brought in reliever Paxton Schultz in the top of the fifth and Wenceel Perez singled with one out. Perez scored from first on three wild pitches making it 5-0.

Erie starter Wilmer Flores was sharp in the first three innings as he retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced. The Cats loaded the bases on Flores in the fourth on a double and a pair of walks and he got out of the jam.

Flores retired the first two batters of the fifth but was lifted due to his pitch limit. He finished his outing with 4.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with three walks and six strikeouts.

Erie brought in reliever Joe Navilhon to get the final out of the fifth. He surrendered back-to-back infield singles to Zach Britton and Luis De Los Santos and walked Addison Barger, loading the bases. Orelvis Martinez doubled off the wall in left, plating all three baserunners to make it a two-run game.

The Cats made it a one-run game in the bottom of the seventh when Britton homered to right off of Erie reliver Bubba Derby.

The SeaWolves went back ahead by three in the top of the eighth. Quincy Nieporte led off the frame with a solo home run to left making it 6-4. The home run for Nieporte was his league-leading 27th and it was also his sixth home run on the current road trip. Dylan Rosa followed with an infield single and Dingler walked. The two advanced on a passed ball and Rosa scored on a Corey Joyce groundout.

New Hampshire cut it to a one-run game in the last of the eighth against Gerson Moreno. Martinez belted a solo home run with one out. John Aiello doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. Cam Eden then walked and stole second, putting the tying run in scoring position. Phil Clarke lifted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Aiello and then Moreno punched out Trevor Schwecke to get out of the jam.

Erie added two in the top of the ninth against reliever Sean Rackowski. Daniel Cabrera walked and reached second on a wild pitch. Cabrera moved to third on a Perez base hit. With one out, Nieporte singled home Cabrera making it 8-6. Perez then scored on the Fisher Cats sixth wild pitch of the game.

Elvis Alvarado worked the bottom of the ninth and gave up a leadoff walk before retiring the side in order, earning his second save.

J.T. Hintzen (1-1) earned the win hurling a scoreless inning with no walks and two strikeouts.

Melean (0-2) took the loss allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

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