The Erie SeaWolves didn’t experience success in each half of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Harrisburg, even if Rawley Bishop and Jamie Johnson did.
Bishop hit home runs in each game, the latter being a three-run shot in the first inning of Erie’s 8-2 win that forced a split at Metro Bank Park. Johnson also doubled to extend his team-high hitting streak to 15 straight games.
Wednesday’s outcomes left the SeaWolves with a 30-33 record and the Senators at 34-30. The doubleheader was Erie’s first chance to directly close the gap on Harrisburg for second place in the Eastern League’s Western Division.
– Mike Copper
SeaWolves starter Patrick Cooper only went four innings, which left reliever Jared Gayhart as the winning pitcher. Gayhart pitched a three-hit shutout over three innings and struck out eight Senators.
Niuman Romero went 3-for-3 and scored twice for Erie, which scored all its runs over the first two innings off Harrisburg starter Mike Ballard.
The teams conclude their first series this season Thursday at 7 p.m.