Richie Mirowski finishes off the SeaWolves. Erie falls 5-1 and is eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs. Harrisburg wins the Western Division series 3-1 and moves on to face Trenton in the Eastern League championship series.
1-2-3 inning for Richie Mirowski and Erie will have one last chance in the ninth.
Tyler Stohr comes in to get two quick outs but a diving play off the mound to try and get Billy Burns on an infield single forces him from the game. David Kopp gets the final out in relief.
After two quick outs and a base hit by Wade Gaynor, Neil Holland comes on to retire Brandon Douglas. Robbie Ray finishes with another gem, allowing one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. 3-1 Senators
Ryan Robowski on for Erie. Victor Larez did his job today for the SeaWolves. Billy Burns beats out an infield single despite a great diving attempt by Brandon Douglas. Steven Souza Jr. follows with a double off the center field wall to make it 4-1 Senators. Souza Jr. is now 4-for-4 with three doubles. Justin Bloxom then singles down the right field line. 5-1
1-2-3 inning for Robbie Ray. Erie needs someone to step up or three innings will be all that’s left this season.
Jerad Head with a one-out single but nothing much else as Victor Larez has pitched well. 3-1 Senators
Brandon Douglas is robbed by Ricky Hague on a grounder up the middle before James Robbins is hit by a pitch and doubled off at first on a fly ball to left. It’s been that kind of night so far. 3-1 Harrisburg
Steven Souza Jr. improves to 3-for-3 with an infield single. Wade Gaynor almost made a tremendous play on the sharp grounder. Souza Jr. steals second and Justin Bloxom walks with one out. Harrisburg tries a double steal but James McCann throws down to second to erase Bloxom. Ricky Hague then flies out to left to end the inning. 3-1 Senators
Erie finally breaks through against Robbie Ray. After a Eugenio Suarez walk, Daniel Fields gives Erie its first hit with a double to left-center and bring in Suarez. Tyler Collins singles to right with one out but Fields is held at third. James McCann and Wade Gaynor strike out to end the inning. 3-1 Senators
Kyle Ryan has a quick Double-A debut. After two outs and a walk, he has Jason Martinson hung up going to second. First base umpire Nic Lentz calls a balk, Ryan says something and is ejected. Erie manager Chris Cron argues and is ejected. Cron is out there for a while and gets heated with Lentz before leaving. Victor Larez comes on to get the final out.
1-2-3 again for Ray, who has not allowed a hit.
Steven Souza Jr. with a leadoff double. He is 2-for-2 with two doubles and said before the game he was playing for his roommate, Brian Jeroloman. With one out, Souza Jr. gets a huge jump to steal third but he is stranded. 3-0 Senators
Tyler Collins draws a one-out walk but Erie can’t solve Robbie Ray.
Jerad Head singles to center, goes to second on a passed ball and scores on a Jason Martinson double to give Harrisburg a 3-0 lead.
Two flyouts and a strikeout and Robbie Ray is off to a quick 1-2-3 start.
Harrisburg gets to Ramon Garcia right away. Billy Burns grounds out before Brian Goodwin beats out an infield single with Garcia late getting to first. Steven Souza Jr. then doubles to left, scoring Goodwin before Ricky Hague drops in a single to right-center to make it 2-0.
Erie SeaWolves (1-2) at Harrisburg Senators (2-1)
Game 4, Western Division series
7 p.m., Metro Bank Park
Erie LH Ramon Garcia vs. Harrisburg LH Robbie Ray
Erie – RF Jamie Johnson (.231), SS Eugenio Suarez (.308), CF Daniel Fields (.250), DH Ramon Cabrera (.308), LF Tyler Collins (.400), C James McCann (.154), 3B Wade Gaynor (.273), 2B Brandon Douglas (.250), 1B James Robbins (.000)
Harrisburg – LF Billy Burns (.100), CF Brian Goodwin (.462), RF Steven Souza Jr. (.091), 1B Justin Bloxom (.250), 2B Ricky Hague (.214), 3B Sean Nicol (.167), DH Jerad Head (.182), C Jeff Howell (.286), SS Jason Martinson (.333)
Pregame: This playoff series will be decided over the next 24 hours. If Erie rallies to win Game 4, the fifth and deciding game will be Sunday at 2 p.m. If this series goes another game, Kelvin Perez will start for Erie against Blake Treinen for Harrisburg. … Click here for the game 3 game story. … Here is a notebook from Games 2 and 3. … Since joining the Eastern League in 1999, Erie hasn’t won more than one game in a playoff series. The SeaWolves have not advanced past the first round and are 4-14 all-time in the Eastern League playoffs. … Here is a link to the Game 3 in-game blog. … Trenton beat Binghamton 3-0 on Friday to complete the first-round sweep. Binghamton didn’t win a playoff game after recording the best record in the Eastern League this season. The Harrisburg-Erie winner will travel to Trenton on Tuesday to begin the Eastern League championship series. … Brandon Douglas is back in the lineup after missing the past two games with a sore shoulder from the homeplate collision in Game 1. … Both teams have been pitching well this series. Erie’s team ERA is 2.79 and Harrisburg’s team ERA is 1.52.