AKRON, OH – Rain
suspended Akron’s rubber match Wednesday night at Canal Park against the Bowie
Baysox and the game will continue next month in Bowie. A one-hour and 47-minute
delay began the evening and after just 15 minutes of the game, the umpires
called for yet another pause in the action. The final announcement arrived at
9:39 p.m. as the second-place Baysox remain 56-48 and Akron sits one game
behind at 54-48.
The Baysox had a
runner on first base with one out and no score in the bottom of the second
inning against Akron starter Scott Barnes. Catcher Steve Lerud faced a 1-0
count in the frame as Bowie starting pitcher Pedro Viola retired all three
batters in the bottom of the first. The continuation will be part of a
doubleheader during the series from Tuesday, August 23rd through
Thursday, August 25th at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie.
will not be official until the end of the game next month. A seven-inning
contest will follow 30 minutes after the completion of the first game one of
All fans that held
tickets for tonight’s game can redeem them for future tickets to any remaining
Akron Aeros home game this season. Fans must exchange these tickets at the
Canal Park box offices that are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the
Akron’s weeklong home
stand will continue Thursday evening at 7:05 p.m. against the Reading Phillies
of the Eastern Division. Tomorrow is Tropical Beach Night featuring
island-themed music and activities along with Thirsty Thursday as fans can
enjoy $1 12-oz. soft drinks and draft beer until the end of the seventh inning.
Reigning Aeros Player of the Week Alex White (6-4, 1.48 ERA) will start in the
four-game series opener against Reading left-hander Yohan Flande (7-7, 4.44
ERA). Thursday evening’s radio broadcast begins at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350
AM and at www.akronaeros.com.
For more information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330)