Harrisburg, PA– Sean Nicol capped a four-run Senators comeback with an RBI double in the eighth inning and Harrisburg held out to defeat the Erie SeaWolves 5-4 at Metro Bank Park, earning a split of the four-game series. The win moved the Senators back into first place by a half game over Erie and lowered their magic number to make the playoffs to six.
The Senators trailed 4-0 headed into the sixth inning, when they rallied for two runs to cut Erie's lead in half. Steven Souza, Jr. and Ricky Hague each delivered RBI singles, but a double play ball with the bases loaded ended the inning and prevented the Senators from inching closer.
In the eighth, Brian Goodwin led off with a walk and Steven Souza, Jr. followed with a double to send him to third. An error followed by a double play scored both to tie the game at four.
Then, with two out, Carlos Rivero singled through the left side and Jason Martinson came on to pinch run. Nicol lined a pitch just fair down the right field line and into the corner, allowing Martinson to come all the way around from first and score the eventual game-winning run.
Aaron Barrett allowed a one-out double in the ninth, but shut the door to earn his 26th save of the season in 30 chances. Tyler Herron (6-2) picked up the win in relief with a pair of shutout innings