Erie SeaWolves in-game blog: Game 3, Western Division series

   September 6, 2013 4:35 pm    0

 

NINTH INNING
Erie falls 4-1 and will play for its season Saturday at 7 p.m. in Game 4.

EIGHTH INNING
Erie gets on the board. After two one-out walks to Jamie Johnson and Eugenio Suarez, Daniel Fields beats out a double-play ball to put runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. Ramon Cabrera then beats out an infield single to make it 2-1.

Harrisburg keeps tacking on runs. The Senators lead 4-1 after a Steven Souza Jr. sacrifice fly beings in a run and a Jason Martinson homer.

SEVENTH INNING
Erie lets a huge opportunity slip away. Ramon Cabrera, Tyler Collins and James McCann each single with one out but back-to-back strikeouts by Marcus Lemon and Wade Gaynor end the inning. 2-0 Senators

Matt Crouse gets Sean Nicol to fly out before Will Clinard comes in from the bullpen. He then gets two strikeouts to end the inning. 2-0 Harrisburg

SIXTH INNING
Wade Gaynor with an infield single but three straight outs ends the inning.

Harrisburg adds a run with a two-out RBI double by Justin Bloxom. 2-0 Senators

FIFTH INNING
1-2-3 inning for Nathan Karns. What else is new?

1-2-3 inning for Matt Crouse. These two are locked in.

FOURTH INNING
Daniel Fields breaks up the no-no with a two-out double but nothing else going for Erie right now.

1-2-3 inning for Matt Crouse. Harrisburg leads 1-0.

THIRD INNING
Another quick 1-2-3 inning for Nathan Karns.

Harrisburg takes a 1-0 lead. Jeff Howell started the inning with a base hit and two batters later went to second on a bunt by speedy Billy Burns. Marcus Lemon made a tremendous defensive play to field the bunt and shuffle it from his glove to first to get Burns. Brian Goodwin then hit a bloop single to left-center that Eugenio Suarez almost hauled in to drive in Howell. 1-0 Senators

SECOND INNING
Nathan Karns with another 1-2-3 inning and we are still scoreless.

Justin Bloxom with a leadoff base hit to left but three straight outs end the threat.

FIRST INNING
No problem for Nathan Karns as he gets two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning.

1-2-3 inning for Matt Crouse, including a strikeout of Steven Souza Jr.

Erie SeaWolves (1-1) at Harrisburg Senators (1-1)
Game 3, Western Division series
7 p.m., Metro Bank Park

Starting pitchers
Erie LH Matt Crouse (9-10, 4.47) vs. Harrisburg RH Nathan Karns (10-6, 3.26)

Starting lineups
Erie – RF Jamie Johnson (.300), SS Eugenio Suarez (.400), CF Daniel Fields (.250), DH Ramon Cabrera (.222), LF Tyler Collins (.500), C James McCann (.111), 2B Marcus Lemon (.000), 3B Wade Gaynor (.286), 1B James Robbins (.000)
Harrisburg – LF Billy Burns (.000), CF Brian Goodwin (.400), RF Steven Souza Jr. (.125), 1B Justin Bloxom (.125), 2B Ricky Hague (.300), 3B Sean Nicol (.250), DH Jerad Head (.250), C Jeff Howell (.250), SS Jason Martinson (.000)

Pregame: Tonight’s pivotal game will feature of the top pitchers for each team. Matt Crouse has been solid this season and pitched a gem when Erie clinched a playoff spot, while Nathan Karns won the ERA title in the Eastern League. … Click here for a link to the Game 2 game story. … Click here for video of Jamie Johnson scoring the dramatic game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning in Game 2. … Here is John Dudley’s column on the emotions of Game 2. … Trenton won Game 2 against Binghamton and will go for the sweep tonight in the Eastern Division series. … Brandon Douglas will miss his second-straight game since the homeplate collision in Game 1. … Here is a link to the Game 2 in-game blog. … Jason Martinson will make his series debut tonight and bat ninth.

–Tom Reisenweber

 

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