Aeros fall 7-1 to Harrisburg
HARRISBURG - The Akron Aeros fell to the Harrisburg Senators 7-1 on Monday evening in the first game of the series.
Akron Aeros starter Brett Brach (4-4, 4.89) allowed four runs over six innings, including giving up a first inning solo home run to Harrisburg's Jerad Head . A rally by the Senators in the bottom of the third inning gave the team three more runs to make the Aero's trail 4-0.
The Aeros got their first run in the top of the fourth inning when Carlos Moncrief singled on a line drive to center field and was brought in to score on a single Kyle Bellows.
Brach was able to stop the Senators from scoring in their next three at bats until they once again stretched their lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Aeros pitcher Kyle Landis replaced Brach on the mound and allowed the Senators three more runs including giving up a two run home run to Harrisburg's Steven Souza.
After failing to reach base in the seventh inning, the Aeros caught one last glimpse of hope in the ninth inning when leadoff batter Jesus Aguilar singled on a ball hit up the middle; however, Aguilar was stranded as the next three batters were called out on a strikeout and had two fly outs.
Harrisburg right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan earned the win and Brach took the loss for the Aeros. The two teams face each other again Tuesday night at 7pm in Harrisburg.