ERIE, Pa. – Warren built a 6-0 lead over Erie and held off the Royals for a 7-5 victory.
The Dragons struck for a pair of runs in the first inning, courtesy of Micah Passmore’s RBI triple and an RBI groundout off the bat of Ben Berdine.
Berdine made it 3-0 in the third with his double plating Passmore. Alex Borger followed with a 2-out, 2-run triple, bringing in Berdine and James Swanson.
Trailing 6-0, the Royals plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the third by way of Braden Lazar’s 2-run double.
Kevin Fuentes belted an RBI double in the fifth for the Royals and Jose Quinones drew a bases-loaded walk.
A Juan Ramos groundout made it 7-5 in the sixth.
Archie Teconchuk shut the door for the second time in as many games for the Dragons, tossing two hitless innings.
Warren scored its seventh run of the game courtesy of a Gio Elinsky RBI single. Elinsky and Borger had two hits apiece for the Dragons, while Fuentes had two hits for the Royals.
Ben Sowa got the win Warren, allowing two runs in 3 ⅔ innings, striking out five. Owen Blum went 1 ⅓ innings for the Dragons.