Erie Hands Altoona Curve Worst Shutout Loss in Franchise History

ERIE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve were handed their worst shutout loss in franchise history on Tuesday night at Jerry Uht Park, a 14-0 defeat by the Erie SeaWolves.

The SeaWolves (11-13) clubbed 19 hits, including 10 extra-base hits. The Curve (10-15) received three hits from Harold Ramirez.

The SeaWolves plated five runs in the first and two in the second against Curve starter David Whitehead (Loss, 1-3). Whitehead was removed in the fifth after going 4.2 innings and allowed a career-worst 14 hit and ten runs (six earned). The 14 hits allowed tied a record for the most in Curve franchise history.

Erie starter Lucas Harrell (Win, 2-0) pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed seven hits.

Outfielder Jonathan Schwind made his second pitching appearance of the season, going 1.1 innings without allowing a hit or a run. It was the fifth pitching appearance of his career, and he has not allowed a run over 5.1 total innings.

Erie was paced offensively by Jeff McVaney, who had three hits, including a double and two triples, drove in two runs and scored three. Jason Krizan also went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and finished a homer shy of the cycle.

The Curve and SeaWolves play the third of the four-game series on Wednesday night at Jerry Uht Park. LHP Brandon Waddell will make his Double-A debut for the Curve. Lefty Matt Crouse (0-0, 3.86) will make his first start of the year for the SeaWolves. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

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