It wasn’t Wrigley Field, but the Erie SeaWolves and Trenton Thunder experienced the kind of outward-blowing wind at Jerry Uht Park that’s normally associated with the “friendly confines.”
The teams combined for 23 hits and four home runs in their three-game series opener Monday night. Three of those homers, though, were of tape-measure status for the visitors.
Cody Johnson, Kevin Mahoney and Melky Mesa each went deep for the Thunder. Mesa’s two-run shot off Tullio Arena gave them a three-run lead, which they maintained for a 6-3 win.
Erie dropped to 4-6 despite Jordan Lennerton’s Eastern League-leading fifth home run. The first baseman led off the SeaWolves’ second with a line drive over the right-field fence.
– Mike Copper
Niuman Romero paced Erie’s offense with four hits and an RBI. Brent Dlugach and Michael Rockett each added two hits to the hosts’ 11-hit total.
Trenton (5-6) saw five players record two hits. Two of them, Zach Almonte and Mesa, also were good for two RBIs and a run scored.