Early pouring steps Erie to win


    Erie Sea Wolves

June 5, 2024 – Eastern League (EL)
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Erie (29-22) jumped out to an early lead, beating New Hampshire (24-29) 9-1 on Wednesday.

New Hampshire starter Michael Dominguez walked Gage Workman and Carlos Mendoza to start the bottom of the first inning. Hao-Yu Lee followed with a three-run homer, giving Erie a 3-0 lead.

In the second inning, Ben Malgeri started with a long solo blast to make it 4-0. Later in the frame, Trei Cruz knocked Dominguez out of the game with an RBI double. Jake Holton greeted reliever Abdiel Mendoza with a double to score Cruz, making it 6-0.

Erie starter Austin Bergner turned in a gem for Erie. He threw six shutout frames and allowed just two hits and a walk. He struckout five batters.

The SeaWolves added a run in the bottom of the sixth when Workman singled to Malgeri, who had doubled.

Chris Meyers connected on a two-run blast in the seventh to make it 9-0. Meyers and Lee each had their ninth homers of the season in the game, which is tied for the team lead.

New Hampshire broke on the scoreboard after three consecutive two-out singles against Joel Peguero in the ninth. Rainer Nunez hit the runscoring single.

Bergner (3-1) earned the win and Dominguez (1-1) took the loss.

Carlos Peña will pitch for Erie against Devereaux Harrison on Thursday at 6:05 p.m

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