Altoona Curve� 6,� Erie SeaWolves� 5 ..�� (box)
2B Jordy Mercer knocked out 4 hits, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 9th, and collected 4 RBI, as the Curve got past the SeaWolves in this series opener.� Mercer's first hit, a double, drove in two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, after walks by SS Chase d'Arnaud and 1B Matt Hague. Erie got one of the runs back in the top of the 2nd, on a single, a wild pitch, and and RBI single.
There was no more scoring for the next 5 innings.� Curve starter Jared Hughes scattered 3 more singles and a walk over those innings, but kept the SeaWolves scoreless.� The Curve also managed only a few hits. � 3B Josh Harrison singled in the 3rd, but was out in a double play.� Mercer singled in the 4th and was out in a force play.� DH Andrew Lambo singled in the 6th, and Hague reached on a fielding error, but they did not get past second base.
The Curve scored again in the 7th.� Singles by RF Miles Durham and LF Yung Chi Chen opened t...
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