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Big Fifth Inning Powers Erie to Fourth Straight Win

June 4, 2021 - Double-A Northeast League (AA Northeast) - Erie SeaWolves News Release

The SeaWolves won their fourth straight game, taking down the Akron RubberDucks 8-2 in game one of a doubleheader on Friday at Canal Park.

Akron took a first inning lead against Erie starter Paul Richan when Alex Call homered to left for a 1-0 lead.

Erie quickly tied the game in the second against Ducks starter Shane McCarthy. Andre Lipcius reached on an error and moved to third on a Josh Lester double. Lipcius scored on a John Valente groundout.

The 'Wolves took the lead in the third as Drew Ward delivered a two-out, two-run single plating Riley Greene and Ryan Kreidler for a 3-1 advantage.

The Ducks closed the gap in the bottom of the fourth when Call homered for the second consecutive at bats.

Richan finished his outing after four frames allowing two runs on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts in a no-decision effort.

The SeaWolves added to their lead in the fifth. They loaded the bases on an infield single from Cole MacLaren and back-to-back walks by Greene and Kreidler. Kerry Carpenter delivered an opposite-field, bases-clearing double for a 6-2 lead, chasing the Akron starter in the process. Erie re-loaded the bases against reliever DaKody Clemmer as Ward was hit by a pitch and Lester walked. Dylan Rosa singled home Carpenter and Ward making it 8-2 Erie.

Yaya Chentouf (1-0) earned the win in his Double-A debut. He hurled two scoreless innings, allowing three hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

McCarthy (0-1) took the loss allowing seven runs, six earned, on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts in four-plus innings of work.

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