Erie SeaWolves down Akron RubberDucks 4-2 in series finale

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Record-Courier staff report

AKRON -- Erie's Dean Green smacked a two-run single in the top of the third inning Wednesday, leading the SeaWolves to a 4-2 win over the AkronRubberDucks in the wrap-up of a two-game series at Canal Park.

The series was shortened to two games when Tuesday night's contest was postponed due to inclement weather. That game will be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 19.

The RubberDucks (45-33) and Harrisburg Senators will begin a four-game series tonight at Canal Park, starting at 7:05 p.m. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is expected to play with the Senators as part of a minor league rehab assignment.

An RBI single by Corey Jones in the first put an early run on the board for the SeaWolves.

Akron knotted the score in the home half of the first on an RBI by former Kent State standout Anthony Gallas, who went 2-for-4 in his only appearance of the series.

An RBI single by Jordan Smith gave the RubberDucks a 2-1 lead in the second. Smith went 3-for-4 on the afternoon.

The SeaWolves (32-43) rallied in the third to take a 4-2 lead on an RBI double by Steven Moya and Green's two-run single.

The scoreboard read zeros for the remainder of the game, finalizing the SeaWolves' 4-2 win.

Akron shortstop Francisco Lindor exited the game after taking a bad-hop grounder into his face in the third inning. He received precautionary X-rays following the game, and will meet with trainers and medical staff to assess his condition.

RubberDucks starter Will Roberts (7-8) was charged with the loss, pitching six innings and allowing eight hits, four earned runs, walking two and striking out three batters.

SeaWolves starter Warwick Saupold pitched one inning before exiting the game due to an ankle injury. He allowed two hits, one earned run and walked one batter. Ryan Robowski (3-0) took the bump following Saupold to earn the win for Erie. He threw 22⁄3 innings and allowed three hits, one earned run and walked one batter.

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