A 6-0, 6-0 final in tennis is bad for the vanquished.
It’s no better a loss in baseball either, as the Erie SeaWolves will now attest.
New Britain beat the SeaWolves by 6-0 scores twice in less than 24 hours at Jerry Uht Park. The second time was Sunday afternoon, when the Rock Cats’ B.J. Hermsen and Luis Perdomo limited the hosts to five hits.
Erie, scoreless in its last 19 innings, dropped to 29-32 overall in the Eastern League’s Western Division. It’s the first time the SeaWolves have been three games under .500 since May 9.
– Mike Copper
New Britain improved to 34-27 after its lone series at Uht Park. Along with their pitching, the Connecticut team also was aided on offense with Chris Colabello’s league-leading 44th RBI and Deibinson Romero’s three-run home run.
Jordan Lennerton reached base four times Sunday. Lennerton’s seventh-inning double was Erie’s only extra-base hit over its two shutout losses.
Jamie Johnson singled twice to tie former catcher Rob Brantly for the SeaWolves’ longest hitting streak at 13 straight games.
The SeaWolves have a chance to regroup before returning to action. They’re off Monday, although they’ll depart that night for a six-game road trip that starts Tuesday at Harrisburg.
The three-game series represents the first time the Pennsylvania rivals will meet this season. It also gives Erie a chance to close the gap on Harrisburg for second place in the division.
The Senators are 33-29 after Sunday’s 5-4 loss at Reading.
Harrisburg’s probable starters weren’t available Sunday night. Erie is expected to send out LH Jared Wesson (4-3, 5.85 ERA) Tuesday; RH James Avery (6-5, 3.71) Wednesday; and LH Kelvin De La Cruz (3-6, 3.67) Thursday.
All three games at Metro Bank Park are scheduled for 7 p.m.
While the SeaWolves’ 2012 season is far from over, Kevin Cron’s baseball season has ended. The youngest son of Erie manager Chris Cron was the starting first baseman for the Texas Christian University team that was swept by UCLA in this weekend’s NCAA Division I Super Regional at Los Angeles.
The Bruins clinched the teams’ best-of-three series with Saturday night’s 4-1 victory. The Horned Frogs were eliminated with an overall record of 40-22.
Kevin Cron went 1-for-8 in the series, singling in his final at-bat. The freshman first baseman hit .338 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 43 games for TCU.
“It’s not the way anyone wants to see (a season) end, but he had a nice year,” said Chris Cron, who texted Kevin after the game. “He gained a lot of experience.”