Erie’s Offense Unable to Back Madden in UPMC Park Debut

Erie Seawolves

The Erie SeaWolves could not get anything going offensively and fell 2-1 to the Akron RubberDucks on Friday at UPMC Park.
Erie opened the scoring in the first. Daniel Cabrera greeted Tanner Bibee with a double to left. Andrew Navigato moved Cabrera to third with a single. Parker Meadows lifted

The Erie SeaWolves could not get anything going offensively and fell 2-1 to the Akron RubberDucks on Friday at UPMC Park.

Erie opened the scoring in the first. Daniel Cabrera greeted Tanner Bibee with a double to left. Andrew Navigato moved Cabrera to third with a single. Parker Meadows lifted a sacrifice fly to bring in Cabrera and give Erie a 1-0 lead.

Ty Madden was brilliant in his SeaWolves debut and received the no-decision. He only allowed just two runners in scoring position. Madden hurled six shutout innings, scattering two hits and one walk while striking out six.

Akron tacked on a pair of runs in the seventh. Nick Kuzia issued a walk to Jhonkensy Noel to open the frame. Two batters later, Daniel Schneeman brought Noel to third with a double. Julian Escobedo poked a two-run triple down the right field line to put the ‘Ducks ahead, 2-1.

Cade Smith picked up his fourth save of the season. He tossed 1.1 perfect innings and struck out two batters.

Bibee (2-1) earned the win. He threw six innings of one-run ball, yielding four hits and two walks while striking out four. Erie threatened

Kuzia (4-4) was tagged with the loss. He gave up two runs on two hits in an inning of work, walking one, and striking out none.

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