The Erie SeaWolves outhit Altoona Friday night.
The problem was not enough were key hits.
Erie stranded nine runners on base and were 2-for-12 in with them in scoring position. The Curve’s three-spot in the bottom of the third inning held up for a 3-2 victory at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
The SeaWolves dropped to 20-19 in the teams’ weekend series opener, while Altoona moved to 17-22. The Curve were swept in four at Jerry Uht Park last weekend, but have won four straight since then.
– Mike Copper
Jordan Lennerton and Tony Plagman drove in Erie’s runs, while Jamie Johnson and Ben Guez each had two hits. James Avery pitched 7 2/3 innings, but lost in his bid to become the team’s first six-game victor.
Jarek Cunningham’s two-run double was the big hit in Altoona’s third.
The series resumes Saturday at 6 p.m.