This day was a baseball-only day with no visits to historic sites. We had a 2-city day-night doubleheader on this day. That means we’d see a daytime ballgame in one city and then travel to a different city to see a night game.
The plan for this morning was to drive 2 hours from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Erie, Pennsylvania and attend a 11:05 AM ballgame in Erie.
Our morning drive from Pittsburgh to Erie was quick, quiet, and uneventful. There wasn’t much traffic and we arrived in Erie about 40 minutes ahead of schedule.
The Erie SeaWolves play in the Eastern League, class AA ball. This was our 3rd Eastern League game on this trip. On this morning the Erie SeaWolves hosted the Reading Phillies. I was looking forward to this game because I’d read several excellent reviews of Jerry Uht Park in Erie.
The 11:05 AM game time was part of a promotional event for local schools. Many schools in the Erie area sent their students to this game. We knew we’d have to put up with hundreds of unruly and barely-supervised kids at this game. That’s par for the course for a morning ballgame so we were prepared for the commotion. The kids didn’t bother us.
The game was a wild affair with a strong wind gusting and helping to push balls deep into left field. With 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th Erie took a 7-1 lead and appeared to be in control of the game. Reading came back with 3 in the 5th to make it close but they never made a serious threat. The final score was Erie 8, Reading 5. Box Score
The game in Erie ended at 2 PM and we were on the road again quickly. The second game of our 2-city day-night doubleheader awaits in Buffalo, New York.