Aeros Recap 09/04: Aeros Lose in Extra Frames Again

Akron gave up a two-run lead in extra innings on a pair of home runs to fall to
Erie 5-4 on Saturday night at Jerry Uht Park. The Aeros (70-70) are now 1-10 in
extra inning games this season. Erie (65-75) has now given Akron its fourth
straight loss.

 

The
Aeros jumped on top with a run in the second inning when first baseman Miguel
Perez doubled to left-center field and crossed home plate three batters later
on a ground out by left fielder Lucas Montero. Akron built their lead in the
fourth when Montero hit an RBI-single to score Perez again.

 

Erie
responded in the fourth after Brandon Jones scored on a bases-loaded walk and
John Murrian hit a sacrifice fly to score Rawley Bishop to tie the game at 2-2.

 

The
Aeros regained control and separated themselves from the SeaWovles in the 10th.
With the bases full, Perez reached first base safely on a fielding error by
Brent Wyatt that allowed catcher Juan Apodaca and third baseman Lonnie
Chisenhall cross home and make the score 4-2.

 

Murrian
then led off with a solo home run to bring the SeaWolves within one. After Matt
Mansilla singled, Wyatt ended the game with a walk-off home run to right field
on a 3-2 pitch.

 

Right-handed
reliever Omar Aguilar took the loss and fell to 2-7 after giving up the three
runs and three hits in the final frame. Cory Hamilton earned the win for Erie
and improved to 4-1.

 

Akron will attempt to end its four-game skid on Sunday as they
send right-handed pitcher Steven Wright (2-1, 4.53 ERA) to the mound to square
off against Brooks Brown (11-9, 4.35 ERA). Join
Joe Jastrzemski for
Sunday’s radio broadcast beginning at 12:50 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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