The SeaWolves dropped game one of Tuesday's doubleheader in Akron 1-0. It was the second time this season that the high-powered Erie offense was held without a run.
The game's lone run came in the bottom of the fourth inning against Erie starter Kelvin De La Cruz. Adam Abraham and Thomas Neal drew back-to-back walks to start the inning. Kyle Bellows laid down a sacrifice bunt moving both runners into scoring position. Roberto Perez lifted a sacrifice fly into right, scoring Abraham for a 1-0 Akron lead.
The one-run lead would hold as Akron starter T.J. House was untouchable. He allowed just two hits, one to Ben Guez and one to John Murrian in six shutout inning, striking out seven.
Matt Langell completed the shutout by tossing a 1-2-3 seventh.
De La Cruz (1-4) has dropped three straight and four of five starts. He allowed a run on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts in six innings.
The Aeros struck first in the bottom of the first inning against Erie starter James Avery. Tim Fedroff and Juan Diaz reached base on consecutive singles. Jared Goedert doubled home both baserunners for a 2-0 Akron lead. With two outs, Adam Abraham walked and Davis Stoneburner tripled home both he and Goedert for a 4-0 lead.
The SeaWolves got on the board in the top of the fourth. Brandon Douglas led off with a walk and stole second. With one out, Jordan Lennerton drove home Erie's lone run with an RBI double off the wall in left making it a 4-1 game.
Avery (4-2) had his string of three straight wins snapped with the loss. He allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in two innings of work. It was his shortest outing of the season.
The Erie bullpen of Robbie Weinhardt and Austin Wood held Akron scoreless in four innings of work.