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Hill Delivers Walk-Off Winner for Erie

July 15, 2019 - Eastern League (EL) - Erie SeaWolves News Release

The Erie SeaWolves (47-42, 16-7) overcame a sluggish start and ultimately got their ninth comeback win of the season as they emerged victorious with a 5-4 decesion over the Akron RubberDucks (42-52, 8-17).

The Ducks struck first in the opening frame against Erie starting pitcher Alex Faedo. Nolan Jones got aboard with a one-out single, advanced to second on a Trent Brooks walk and came around to score on an RBI base hit from Connor Marabell as Akron took an early 1-0 lead.

The RubberDucks added onto their lead in the third as Jones sent a solo home run to right-center as Akron extended its lead to 2-0.

The SeaWolves got on the board in the bottom of the third against Ducks starting pitcher Chih-Wei Hu. Cam Gibson sent a leadoff homer to right, his third home run of the season, as Erie trimmed its defecit to 2-1.

The RubberDucks struck back in the fifth inning as Alexis Pantoja got a leadoff triple before coming home on an RBI Single from Ernie Clement. Afterwards, Jones brought him around to score on an RBI triple as Akron went up 4-1.

The Wolves answered in the sixth as Frank Schwindel sent a one-out shot to left, his fourth home run of the season. Afterwards, Daniel Pinero got on base with a triple before coming in to score on Josh Lester's sacrifice fly as Erie crept closer down 4-3.

The SeaWolves would strike again in the seventh as Derek Hill sent a two-out solo shot to left, his 11th home run on the season, as Erie tied the game 4-4.

The Wolves would complete their rally in the ninth as Kody Eaves got on with a leadoff single and reached third on a Chace Numata double. From there, Derek Hill rolled a single out towards left as Eaves came home and clinched the comeback for Erie.

SeaWolves pitcher Nolan Blackwood (5-2) picked up the win, giving up a lone hit over a inning of relief. Faedo went five innings, giving up four runs on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

RubberDucks pitcher Kyle Morgan (1-4) got the loss, giving up a run on two hits and two strikeouts over 2/3 innings. Chih-Wei Hu went 2 2/3 innings, giving up a run on one hit and a walk while striking out three.

The Wolves will be back in action tomorrow night with a 7:05pm first pitch. Erie will send RHP Matt Manning (6-4, 2.77 ERA) to the mound, while Akron will have RHP Danny Salazar (38-33, 3.82 ERA career with Cleveland) on a rehab stint.

TUESDAY, JULY 16 - Gates open at 6 p.m. | First pitch at 7:05 p.m.

Kids Eat Free: The first 250 kids, ages 12 and under, receive a voucher for a free Smith's hot dog, Utz chips and Pepsi fountain drink thanks to 94.7 BOB FM.

Two-Buck Tuesday: Fans 21 and older can enjoy $2 drink specials in the Bud Light Beer Garden through the sixth inning.

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