Trenton Outlasts SeaWolves With Three-Run Fourth
Erie and Trenton combined for four home runs over the first three innings. However, it was the Thunder singles in the fourth that allowed Trenton to outlast the SeaWolves 5-4.
As they did on Saturday, Trenton opened the scoring in the first inning with a solo home run, this one off the bat of Billy Flemming.
Erie tied the game at one in the bottom half of the inning and then used solo blast over the next two innings by Chad Sedio and Will Maddox to jump in front 3-2.
"The ball was a good day to hit today," said SeaWolves manager Andrew Graham." They hit a couple and we answered back with Sedio and Maddox. It was good to see."
The fourth inning is where the small-ball game of the Thunder doomed Erie. Trenton collected five singles in the inning to score three times and take over a 5-3 lead.
Tyler Alexander left the game after just 3.1 innings, surrendering the five runs on eight hits. This was the shortest outing of the year for the Howlers lefthander.
"His stuff was a little short today," said Graham. "He wasn't commanding the fastball, and his slider didn't have the late life that it has had the last four or five starts."
Erie managed to get the game within a run heading into the ninth inning. With a man on and one out, Kody Eaves fresh back from Triple-A Toledo, missed a walk-off home run by just inches of the right field foul pole.
"We lose again by one run," said Graham. "Would have liked to see another one. Eaves came close to one in the last inning which would have been something special to walk a game off with a two-run home run. They did a good job with their pitching and they held the lead."
Alexander dropped to 3-3 on the season with the loss Sunday. Will Maddox finished the day 2-4 with an RBI.
The SeaWolves fell to 18-30 on the year and have now lost six straight games. The Howlers will conclude their four-game series with Trenton on Memorial Day. Beau Burrows and his team-best five wins will head to the mound for Erie, while Trenton will counter with Trevor Stephan. First pitch is set for 1:35.