Recap 08/20: Aeros Fall to Harrisburg 5-1

The Aeros lost 5-1 in the first game of an important three-game series
with the Harrisburg Senators Friday in front of 5,761 fans at Canal
Park. The defeat drops Akron to 64-60 while the Sens improve to 65-59.
The two teams are in the thick of the Western Division wild card race
and were tied for third place, one game behind Bowie evening’s action.

Harrisburg
scored first in the top of the fourth inning when Josh Johnson tripled
and Jesus Valdez singled him home. The Senators added two more runs in
the fifth when first baseman Miguel Perez made a throwing error to the
plate in an attempt to force out Jhonathan Solano. Brad Coon also came
around to score, pushing Harrisburg’s lead to three unanswered runs.

Akron
answered when left fielder Tim Fedroff ended a potential no-hit bid
with a solo home run to center field in the fifth. The Sens added
another run in the sixth when Coon recorded an RBI-single that brought
home Michael Burgess. Harrisburg tacked on an insurance run in the
ninth for the final four-run difference.

Right-handed starter
Alex White (7-7, 2.44 ERA) took the loss in allowing four runs (two
earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks. The
Senators’ Ryan Tatusko earned his first win of the season, giving up
just one run on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks over six
innings. Cole Kimball came on in the ninth to earn his sixth save.

Saturday
marks the last Super Saver Saturday of the season, where fans can take
advantage of $7 tickets and $1 specials on hot dogs, draft beer, soft
drinks, and popcorn. Fans can also utilize a 10 percent discount at the
Infield Outfitters team shop. In addition to all that value, the first
1,000 fans through the gates will receive an Aeros dry-fit t-shirt
courtesy of FirstMerit. Corey Kluber (1-2, 5.79 ERA) takes the mound
for Akron against Tanner Roark (1-1, 2.25 ERA) for the Sens, with first
pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Join Jim Clark for Saturday’s radio
broadcast beginning 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) 253-5151.

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