Akron takes both games in doubleheader
The Akron Aeros held the Erie SeaWolves to one run in 14 innings of baseball Tuesday night, capturing both ends of a doubleheader, 1-0, and 4-1, at Canal Park.
The Aeros (21-8) won for the fourth straight time and improved to a season-high 13 games over .500. The friendly confines of Canal Park have also been favorable for the Aeros, who have won 13 of 16 at home.
In the nightcap, the Aeros scored four runs in the first inning off Erie starter James Avery (4-2). Jared Goedert clubbed a two-run double, and Davis Stoneburner added a two-run triple, for a 4-0 lead.
The Aeros bullpen combined for a gem in game two, with Jose De La Torre starting and working three scoreless frames. Rob Bryson (3-0) followed with two innings, allowing only a fourth inning run on a walk and double. Kyle Landis worked the final two innings for his second save.
Aeros centerfielder Tim Fedroff was 3-4 with a stolen base in game two.
In game one, Aeros starter T.J. House picked up his first Double-A win with a masterful, six-inning, two-hit effort. In his second Akron start, House retired the first five batters he faced. He went on to walk only two and strike out a personal-high seven batters.
Righty Matt Langwell came on to pitch a scoreless seven for his third save. He is 3-3 in save opportunities this year, and lowered his ERA to 0.63.
The Aeros scored the only run of the game off former-Aeros pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz (1-4) in the fourth inning on a pair of walks, a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Bellows and a sacrifice fly by catcher Roberto Perez.
It was the third shut-out win of the season for the Aeros.
The Aeros and SeaWolves (13-17) will wrap-up the series on Wednesday morning at 10:35, in a special Education Day at Canal Park. LHP Ramon Garcia (0-2, 10.64) is scheduled to pitch for Erie. LHP Giovanni Soto (3-0, 3.33) will take the ball or Akron.