The Erie SeaWolves and Portland Sea Dogs avoided Friday’s bad weather that passed through Erie County.
The Sea Dogs, though, had no such luck getting out of the way of Erie during the latter’s sixth-inning rally at Jerry Uht Park.
Erie sent 11 batters to the plate that inning, a stretch which resulted in seven runs. James McCann’s two-run, hit-and-run double highlighted the rally for the SeaWolves, who won 9-2 in the teams’ three-game series opener.
It was only the second time that Erie (52-66) won consecutive games since baseball’s all-star break. It also was the first time the SeaWolves won back-to-back at home since July 5-6.
– Mike Copper
Niuman Romero reached base twice during Erie’s rally. The switch-hitting shortstop scored twice in the victory, and his three hits increased his Eastern League-leading total to 139.
Jordan Lennerton hit a two-run home run before he walked and scored in the SeaWolves’ sixth. Lennerton’s homer was his 20th this season, which made him the team’s first to attain that plateau since Brennan Boesch (28) and Deik Scram (20) in 2009.
Avisail Garcia added two hits, a run and an RBI to Erie’s cause.
Portland shortstop Xander Bogaerts, a touted 19-year-old Boston Red Sox prospect, had two hits in his second career Double-A game. Travis Shaw also hit a home run for the Sea Dogs (55-64).