The SeaWolves got on the board in the top of the first inning against Reading starter David Buchanan. Niuman Romero reached on a one-out error and scored on a Rob Brantly double to straight away center. The hit for Brantly extended his EL-Best hitting streak to 13 straight games and it gave the 'Wolves a 1-0 lead.
Reading tied the game in the bottom of the first against Erie starter Jared Wesson when, with two outs, Darin Ruf belted a solo home run to left.
The 'Wolves quickly regained the lead in the top of the second. Wade Gaynor led off and moved into scoring position on a Corey Jones single. Murrian hit into a force out and with runners on the corners, Jamie Johnson extended his hitting streak to seven straight games with a single, playing Gaynor. Romero followed and extended his season-long hit streak to seven straight with a three-run home run to right. His second big fly of the year made it 5-1 Erie.
The Phillies got one back in the third. With one out, Troy Hanzawa singled and he scored on a two-out Cesar Hernadnez triple making it 5-2.
In the fifth, the SeaWolves break through again on Buchanan. With two outs, Jordan Lennerton extended his season-best hit streak to nine straight games with a single. Ben Guez was hit by a pitch and Tony Plagman walked, loading the bases for Wade Gaynor. Gaynor crushed a grand slam to straight away center for his first Double-A home run and a 9-2 Erie lead. The grand slam was the first for the SeaWolves since Deik Scram hit one on April 23. 2011 against Bowie at Jerry Uht Park.
Reading got one back again in the bottom of the fifth. Leandro Castro walked, Hanzawa singled and Tyson Gillies was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. Wesson struck out Hernandez for the first out but then hit Ruf to bring in a run, making it 9-3. Wesson would finish the inning by striking out Sebastian Valle and inducing an inning-ending groudout off the bat of Jiwan James.
In the seventh, the Phils got a run off of reliever Michael Morrison. Gillies led off with a triple and he scored on a two-out, Valle double making it 9-4 in favor of the 'Wolves. Morrison followed by retiring seven of the final batters he faced to close out the game, earning his first save.
Wesson (3-2) picked up the win allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts in five innings of work.
The SeaWolves look for their first three-game winning streak of the season as they continue a six-game road trip on Monday night against the Akron Aeros at Canal Park...7:05 First Pitch. Lefty Kelvin De La Cruz (1-3, 5.32 ERA) takes the mound for Erie against LHP T.J. House (0-0, 4.50 ERA).