If the Erie SeaWolves weren’t fully awake at the start of Thursday morning’s game at Trenton, they were after their initial at-bats.
The SeaWolves sent 11 hitters to the plate in a seven-run first inning off Thunder pitcher Craig Heyer. Niuman Romero’s two singles highlighted that rally, which allowed them to conclude their road trip with a 9-2 victory at Waterfront Park.
Erie (8-10) beat Trenton for the second time in less than 24 hours. The Thunder (9-10) won the first five games in the teams’ season series.
– Mike Copper
The win saw the SeaWolves tie a season-high with 14 hits. Romero’s four-hit game was his second for them this season.
Bryan Pounds also had crooked numbers in Erie’s box score thanks to three hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Jamie Johnson, on his 25th birthday, added two hits on offense and a diving catch in center field on defense.
The SeaWolves’ early binge aided pitcher Jared Wesson. The left-hander only allowed one run over seven innings, the longest by a starter this season, walked one and struck out eight.
Erie returns to Jerry Uht Park for a seven-game homestand that begins Friday against the Binghamton Mets.