ERIE- Josh Shortslef worked 6 2/3 strong innings and Steven Pearce cracked a three-run,
first-inning home run to lead the Curve to a 4-1 win over the Erie SeaWolves in
game one of a doubleheader Wednesday evening at
In the bottom of the eighth, Andres Torres led off with a walk against Jason Roach and eventually came home with the game's winning run when Roach was charged with a wild pitch that got past catcher Dave Parrish.
The Curve built their 3-1 lead in game two thanks to five strong innings from right-hander Todd Redmond and a three-run homer off the bat of Adam Boeve, who was celebrating his 27th birthday. Redmond, who was called up from Class-A Lynchburg to make his Double-A debut against the SeaWolves, shook off a first-inning home run by Torres to finish with only one run allowed and four hits.Matt Rusch (3-1) earned the game two win for the SeaWolves, while Roach (4-2) was tagged with the loss.
In the earlier contest, Shortslef (2-6) came within one out of his first complete game victory in a Curve uniform, going 6 2/3 innings and allowing only one run and five hits. The left-hander, who started the season with an 0-6 record, had his second straight winning decision preserved by closer Matt Peterson, who came on to record the final out of the game and notch his 14th save to match the Eastern League lead.
The Curve led the entire game thanks to
Pearce's three-run homer in the first inning off
Jason Bowers added three hits in the game one victory and finished with
four overall in the doubleheader to lead all
The Curve and SeaWolves will return to
the diamond on Thursday at 12:05 p.m. for a second straight doubleheader at