The Erie SeaWolves claimed their first victory of the Eastern League’s new season in emphatic style.
Erie broke open Saturday night’s one-run game at Altoona with five runs in the fifth inning, three in the sixth and two in the seventh. The SeaWolves averted a sweep of their opening three-game series against the Curve with a 12-1 win at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
Second baseman Corey Jones posted the most crooked numbers for Erie. Jones, in his inaugural game for the SeaWolves, finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Jordan Lennerton was one of four SeaWolves who recorded two hits. The first baseman hit his first career Double-A home run with a two-run shot during Erie’s five-run fifth.
Jared Wesson, also appearing in an Erie uniform for the first time, pitched the first five innings. Wesson (1-0) allowed Altoona’s lone run on a Matt Curry RBI in the second.
The SeaWolves (1-2) are off Easter Sunday. They resume their season’s initial road trip with Monday’s start of a three-game series at Binghamton.
– Mike Copper
The Trenton Thunder set a franchise record with seven home runs in Saturday’s 11-2 victory over New Hampshire at Waterfront Park. Cody Johnson and Robert Lylerly each socked two apiece for the New York Yankees’ affiliate, which had hit six homers in one game on three previous occasions.