Through the entire month of July, despite having played a game every night so far, the Harrisburg Senators had not lost a single game until Monday, July 9, 2012. June ended with three losses in a row, but so far, July has been mostly good news. Unfortunately, the Senators lost the final game in their series against the Erie SeaWolves by a score of 4-1.
Luckily, the Senators had already clinched the series against the SeaWolves. Out of the three games, the Senators had won the first two before dropping the third. Though the wins had not been by the widest of margins, both nights, the Senators have managed to have fairly consistent performances. During the first game of the series, on Saturday, July 7, the Senators and their fans had a slight scare when the SeaWolves took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. The Senators then managed to score in the fifth, sixth and ninth inning to tie the game. In the 10th inning, the Senators got two runs and managed to hold off the SeaWolves to take the victory by a score of 5-3.
The Senators were more in control of the game on Sunday, July 8. In this game, the Senators first got on the board in the fifth inning with two runs. Neither team was able to score again until the ninth inning when both teams put up one run. The game ended with the Senators taking the victory by a score of 3-1. After the team finishes the series against the SeaWolves, the Senators will return home for a five game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The Senators will get a rare two day break before the series starts on Thursday, July 12. On Friday, July 13, there will be a double header.
The impressive winning streak put the Senators in second place in the Western Division of the Eastern Conference. The team is behind only the Akron Aeros. The Aeros have a record of 51-38 and are 30-15 at home and 21-23 at away games. The opposite is true for the Senators. The Senators have a record of 48-41 and are 19-24 at home but are 29-17 at away games. The third place team, the Bowie Baysox, is five games behind the Senators. However, the remaining three teams are all closely locked together at 5.5 games behind the Senators. With around 50 games left to be played in the season, the playoffs are far from set and anything can still happen.