ALTOONA — Erie’s final road trip of the Eastern League season started poorly Monday in a 5-1 loss to the Western Division-leading Altoona Curve at Blair County Ballpark.
Altoona plated four runs in the first inning and one in the second, Erie’s lone marker coming in the sixth.
The SeaWolves out-hit the Curve 10-7 but also committed two errors to increase its season total to a league-high 133.
Bryan Pounds tripled with two outs in the sixth and John Murrian doubled to drive him home.
Erie starter Brooks Brown lasted just one inning, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks as his record fell to 11-9.
Jeff Locke got the win for Altoona, pitching 52/3 innings and giving up five hits and one run while striking out seven.
Erie’s Brandon Douglas continued his hot hitting, going 3 for 5 and raising his average to .367. He has hit safely in 18 of the 21 games he has played with Erie.
Alden Carrithers also had three hits for the SeaWolves.
Newly acquired outfielder Kyle Peter, just called up from Class A Lakeland, went 0-for-4 in his debut with Erie. Peter's call-up was the 97th roster move the SeaWolves have made this season.
The two teams meet again at 7 p.m. today, with Duane Below (5-12, 5.12 ERA) set to start.