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Game Recaps 8/4: Espino, Aeros get a sweep

Game Recaps 8/4: Espino, Aeros get a sweep
August 5, 2011
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Paolo Espino (Photo: Lianna Holub)
Aeros run rampant, complete sweep of Thunder

The Akron Aeros stole a season-high five bases as they went on to sweep the Trenton Thunder in a three-game series winning the finale 7-4 Thursday at Waterfront Park.

Akron (58-54) also stole five bases May 11 at Erie. Three of those five bases were stolen by Juan Diaz, which is a 2011 high.

Right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino recorded the win for the Aeros tossing five scoreless innings, scattering four hits and striking out six while walking none. Right-hander Tyler Sturdevant got the last three outs to earn the save.

Left-handed pitcher Shaeffer Hall suffered the loss for Trenton pitching 5.2 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and striking out three while walking none.

The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Chun Chen hit a two-run home run to give the Aeros a 2-0 lead.

Akron added to their lead in the top of the sixth inning. Diaz opened the frame with a single and stole second when Chen struck out. With Raul Padron at the plate, Diaz stole third. Following a Padron strike out, Kyle Bellows singled Diaz home to increase the Aeros lead to 3-0. Bellows quickly stole second to move into scoring position. Nick Weglarz doubled him home to make it 4-0. Trenton

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