The next-to-last game of the Erie SeaWolves’ disappointing season was determined in its second-to-last inning.
The Altoona Curve sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the seventh of Sunday’s matinee at Jerry Uht Park. It resulted in seven runs, the difference in their 8-1 victory.
Erie takes a 57-83 record into Monday’s 1:35 p.m. series and season finale. Regardless of how they fare, the SeaWolves are assured of their third worst record since joining the Eastern League in 1999.
– Mike Copper
Jamie Johnson had two of Erie’s five hits and scored its lone run. Niuman Romero, who finished 0-for-3, dropped into a tie with New Hampshire’s Ryan Goins (157) for the most hits in the league.
Stefan Welch had two hits and scored twice for the Curve (71-70).