Behind Eppler and Meadows Curve Beat SeaWolves

ERIE, Pa. – Tyler Eppler worked 7.1 strong innings and Austin Meadows extended his hitting streak to 18 games with another first-inning home run as the Altoona Curve took the series finale from the Erie SeaWolves, 10-3, on Thursday night at Jerry Uht Park.

The Curve (33-26) worked a split of the four-game series with the SeaWolves (24-37).

Meadows drove a two-run homer off of Anthony Fernandez (Loss, 0-3) in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 18 games, the longest active streak in the league.

Erie chipped back with single runs in the first and second innings, but the Curve put up four runs in the fourth to pull ahead. With the bases loaded, Reese McGuire hit a groundball under the glove of first baseman Dean Green, and the error allowed three runs to score. McGuire later come in to score on an RBI triple by Edwin Espinal to extend the Curve lead to 6-2.

Anderson Feliz added an RBI single in the fourth, while the Curve added runs a balk and a wild pitch in the inning against reliever Cal Drummond.

Eppler (Win, 4-4) allowed five hits over his career-best 7.1 innings with three earned runs, a walk and three strikeouts. Brett McKinney worked the final 1.2 innings with a strikeout.

McGuire plated another ru in the ninth with a groundout.

Meadows finished the night 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. Harold Ramirez had two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Jose Osuna had a double as part of his two-hit night.

The Curve continue the road trip on Friday night at Reading. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Starting pitchers for both teams have not yet been announced.


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