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'Wolves Drop Fifth Straight Following 6-1 Loss to Reading

July 19, 2010 - Eastern League (EL1)
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The SeaWolves dropped their fifth straight game in the series opener against the Reading Phillies on Monday night at Jerry Uht Park by a score of 6-1.

The Phillies struck first in the top of the third inning against Erie starter Duane Below. With two outs, Kevin Mahar, Rich Thompson and Harold Garcia all singled, loading the bases for Michael Spidale. Spidale grounded to second and on a Justin Henry error, both Nelson and Thompson scored to make it 2-0 Phillies.

Erie picked up its lone run in the bottom of the fourth against Reading starter Yohan Flande. Cale Iorg led off the inning with a single and he came home to score on a double to left by Cesar Nicolas making it a 2-1 game.

The Phillies would go back ahead by two runs in the top of the fifth. Matt Rizotti and Mahar both singled with two outs to keep the inning alive for Cory Overbeck. Overbeck singled home Rizotti for a 3-1 Reading lead.

The Phillies added two on the seventh against reliever Cory Hamilton. Reading loaded the bases on a Mahar single, Overbeck walk and Freddy Galvis intentional walk. Nelson singled home Mahar for a 4-1 lead and Overbeck scored on a fielder's choice for a 5-1 lead.

Reading would add one more in the ninth when Rich Thomson grounded out, scoring Galvis for a 6-1 lead.

Below (3-9) took the loss allowing three runs, one earned, on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He has taken losses in back-to-back outings and has not earned a win since June 20.

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