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Aeros scored seven runs in the seventh inning and ended the season on a high
note with a 9-2 defeat of Erie Monday afternoon at Jerry Uht Park. The win
ended a five-game losing streak and prevented a four-game series sweep. Akron
ends the season 71-71 while the SeaWolves finish 66-76.
teams got on the board in the fourth inning. Center fielder Jordan Henry scored
for the Aeros after third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall singled him in from third
base. Erie answered with a pair of runs
when Bryan Pounds and Billy Nowlin scored on a single by John Murrian.
seventh inning rally started with a bang as catcher Juan Apodaca hit a
three-run home run to left field on a 3-2 pitch that scored first baseman
Miguel Perez and left fielder Lucas Montero. Second baseman Jason Kipnis then
hit a two-RBI single that allowed right fielder Trent Baker and designated
hitter Daniel DeGeorge to cross home plate for a 6-2 Aeros lead. Kipnis
eventually scored, along with Henry who reached on a single, on a Chisenhall
Kipnis scored the final run of the
game and season in style with a solo home run for the final 9-2 count.
Reliever Alex Kaminsky (1-0)
earned the win for the Aeros and allowed two hits with two strikeouts and two
walks in three innings of work. Erie starter Anthony Shawler (5-4) took the
loss after he gave up four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and one
walk in six innings pitched.
The win secures the Aeros
sixth-straight season of having a .500 record or better.
On behalf of
everyone associated with the Aeros, our deepest and most genuine thanks to all
our fans, sponsors and media partners for a wonderful 2010 season, and a happy
off-season to all. Opening Day 2011 is slated for Thursday, April 7th
at 7:05 p.m. at Canal Park against the Binghamton Mets. Starters have not yet
been announced for that contest. Thanks again from everyone at the Akron Aeros.
information, please call the Aeros at (330) 253-5151.