Niuman Romero was a handful when it came to his hit count Tuesday night.
Romero demonstrated why he took over for Jamie Johnson as the Erie SeaWolves’ leadoff batter. The switch-hitting shortstop finished 5-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in the hosts’ 7-2 win over Bowie at muggy Jerry Uht Park.
The victory ended one of the SeaWolves’ worst stretches this season. Now 45-50, they ended a five-game losing streak and avoided falling seven games below .500 for the first time.
– Mike Copper
Erie provided Jared Wesson with early run support in his first start for the team since June 24. Wesson, recalled from Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) before the game, was able to last six innings after the SeaWolves scored four times in the first.
Nick Castellanos’ solo home run in the third augmented Erie’s lead to 5-0. Wesson maintained that score until he allowed a two-run homer to Bowie’s Jonathan Schoop in the sixth.
The teams have little time to prepare for Wednesday’s series finale, as they’ll be back at Uht Park for a 12:05 p.m. first pitch.