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The Aeros handed away the game they earned Tuesday in the wild card standings
as they lost to Trenton 4-2 Wednesday at Waterfront Park. The loss brings Akron
(70-67) closer to elimination as Harrisburg defeated New Hampshire. The two
separate decisions put the Thunder (80-57) a step closer to clinching the
Eastern Division regular season title.
struck first in their opening at-bat for the third-straight game. Center
fielder Jordan Henry led off with a single through the hole at shortstop. Henry
eventually stole second, advanced to second on a ground out, and scored on a
single up the middle by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall.
answered as Justin Christian led off with a home run to left field. The Thunder
would take a 2-1 lead in the second inning when Marcos Vechionacci scored on a
fielding error by first baseman Miguel Perez. Their lead would increase to 3-1
after Christian hit his second homer of the game in the fifth inning.
Aeros attempted to come back in the sixth as designated hitter Beau Mills
singled to right-center field to score Chisenhall. Akron could not get any
closer as they left two on base to end the frame.
Thunder added an insurance run in the eighth as Daniel Brewer singled in
Christian for the final 4-2 count.
starter Rob Bryson (1-1) took the loss despite allowing only two runs (one
earned) on one hit with two strikeouts. Andrew Brackman (4-7) earned the win
after he allowed two runs on five hits in six innings of work.
is once again 3.5 games back of the Senators for the wild card and has an
elimination number of three with five games remaining in the regular season.
Bowie was also a winner Wednesday and is three games ahead of the Aeros.
southpaw Matt Packer (1-2, 3.60 ERA) will take the hill against Trenton’s Manny
Banuelos (0-1, 9.53 ERA) in hopes of keeping the playoff hopes alive. Join Ken Carman for Thursday’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.