The Erie SeaWolves opened the 2022 season on Friday night at UPMC Park by shutting out the Akron RubberDucks 2-0.
Erie jumped ahead against Guardians number eight prospect Logan Allen in the bottom of the second inning. After retiring the first four hitters of the game, Allen surrendered a one-out double to Daniel Cabrera. Quincy Nieporte then doubled to the gap in left-center, plating Cabrera for a 1-0 lead.
SeaWolves pitcher and Detroit Tigers number 17 prospect Reese Olson was on point from the outset. The Erie righty retired 12 of the 14 batters he faced, surrendering only a single to Jose Tena in the first and a walk to Brayan Rocchio in the fourth. He struck out seven, one shy of his Double-A high which he set in his final start of 2021, in a no-decision effort.
The SeaWolves went ahead 2-0 in the fifth when Dane Myers homered to center to cap the scoring for the night.