Game Recaps: Wednesday 4/29
April 30, 2009
Aeros save lead late
Akron brought their bats to the yard and cracked 14 hits on Wednesday. Unfortunately, Harrisburg also brought their bats to the yard and cracked 19 hits.
The Aeros struck first blood by scoring two runs in the first when Carlos Santana reached on an error, scoring Carlos Rivera. Niuman Romero followed that up with a sacrifice fly, driving in Beau Mills, putting Akron on top 2-0.
Harrisburg tied it up in the top half of the third, which didn't last long. Romero doubled to right field in the bottom half of the third, driving in Santana, putting the Aeros back on top 3-2.
The Senators scored a run in the fourth and two in the fifth, giving them a 5-3 lead.
Starter Josh Tomlin (2-1 4.87) pitched 4.1 innings on Wednesday, allowing 12 hits on the night, while giving up five earned runs and three walks. He also struck out three.
In the seventh, Akron finally took the lead again off an RBI double from Santana, an RBI base hit from the bat of Nick Weglarz, and another RBI base hit from Jerad Head, giving Akron a 6-5 advantage.
The Aeros scored another run in the eighth when Carlos Santana hit his second double of the day, which scored Jose Constanza.
The Senators didn't go down quitely. Vinnie Pestano was brought in to pitch the ninth and was immediately tested. The first batter up in the inning hit a double to center field. The next to batters went quitely before Ofilio singled to right, scoring a run. This didn't prove to be enough, as Harrisburg fell to the Aeros 7-6.
Steven Wright picked up his second win of the campaign, while Vinnie Pestano notched his ninth save of the year.
Beau Mills went three-for-five on the day, including two doubles. Carlos Santana also had two doubles on the day.
Long ball carries K-Tribe in win
Matt McBride continued swinging a hot bad on Wednesday, powering two balls over the wall, one in the third inning and the other in the fifth, going three-for-four on the day, while driving in four. His average now stands at .405, which ties him for second in the Carolina League.
Lonnie Chisenhall hit his fourth home run on the young season and drove in two.
Ronnie Martinez provided the other RBI for the K-Tribe.
Ryan Morris (1-2 3.38) went six strong innings, giving up three hits and two unearned runs, while walking only one and striking out four.
The K-Tribe defeated Salem 7-2.
Captains struggles continue
On some nights, five runs could be enough to win a ball game. However, this was not one of those nights for Lake County.
Abner Abreu's struggles at the plate continue, striking out for times on the day.
However, the Captains had a few bright spots. Chris Nash went two-for-two, driving in two. Karexon Sanchez, Nate Recknagel, and Adam White each went two-four-for on the day.
Starter T.J. McFarland (0-2 7.13) went 4.2 innings, allowing five hits and four earned runs. Michael McGuire (1-2 5.68) took the loss, allowing three hits and two runs.
The Captains fell to Hagerstown 7-5.