Thunder continue to roll SeaWolves

   April 24, 2012 7:48 pm

 

The Erie SeaWolves better hope they don’t trail Trenton 7-0 on Wednesday night, when they’re scheduled to face Andy Pettitte.

The Thunder, who are supposed to start the former New York Yankees pitcher in the second game of the teams’ series, won Tuesday’s opener 11-4 at Waterfront Park. The SeaWolves dropped to 6-10 in their first game since last Saturday, while Trenton is now 4-0 against them and 9-8 overall.

Erie didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fifth inning, when Rawley Bishop led off with his first home run this season. Rob Brantly and Niuman Romero drove in the SeaWolves’ other three runs, and each joined Bishop with two hits.

— Mike Copper

Trenton pummeled Erie starter Mark Sorensen and three relievers for 16 hits. Sorensen, called up from Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) to start for the injured Jay Voss, departed after two innings.

Ronnier Mustelier highlighted the Thunder’s offense with three hits, four RBIs and a run scored.

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Erie’s Zack Segovia is scheduled to be Pettitte’s counterpart for Wednesday’s 7:05 p.m. game at Waterfront, where a sellout is anticipated. Pettitte is attempting a comeback with the Yankees after he sat out the 2011 baseball season.

Segovia, who briefly pitched in Major League Baseball, goes into his start 0-2 with a 5.17 earned-run average.

The teams conclude their series with Thursday’s 10:35 a.m. getaway game. The probable pitchers are left-hander Jared Wesson (1-1, 8.16) for Erie and right-hander Craig Heyer (1-1, 2.16) for Trenton.

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Erie and Bowie learned Tuesday that Sunday’s rain out has been rescheduled as part of an Aug. 14 doubleheader at Prince George’s Stadium. First pitch for the first seven-inning game will be 6:05 p.m.

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The Atlanta Braves demoted former SeaWolves pitcher Jair Jurrjens to their Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett County (Ga.)

Jurrjens, a Major League Basell All-Star in 2011, went 11-8 for the SeaWolves over their 2006 and 2007 seasons. The Detroit Tigers then traded him to Atlanta.

 

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