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Game Recaps: Monday 7/6

July 7, 2009
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Columbus and Kinston were off on Monday

Aeros Close Out Road Trip with 8-2 Loss

The Aeros closed out their weeklong road trip with an 8-2 loss to the Harrisburg Senators, With the loss, the Aeros finished the year going 11-1 against Harrisburg, narrowly missing a rare season sweep. The loss dropped the Aeros to 55-29, while the Sens improved to 35-47.

The Aeros put their two runs on the board quickly thanks to a second inning single by Jared Goedert that plated both Beau Mills and Carlos Rivero. Unfortunately, that would be all for the Aeros for the evening.

The Sens got a run back in the bottom of the third, and the score held at 2-1 until the game was broken open late with Harrisburg putting two on the board in the 7th and putting it away for good with five runs in the 8th.

Akron starter Ryan Edell pitched well, giving up just a run in six innings of work. Carlton Smith (4-1) took the loss.

The Aeros now return home for a three-game series against the second place Reading Phillies. Game one of the shortest homestand of the season is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. The Aeros have yet to name a starter, but Vance Worley (5-5, 3.59 ERA) takes the mound for the R-Phils.

Recknagel Homer in the 11th Leads Captains

Nate Recknagel slammed a two run home run in the top of the eleventh inning and the Captains tacked on two more runs in the inning to defeat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-1. The Captains are 6-7 in extra inning games.

The Captains got to Hoppers starter Tom Koehler in the bottom of the fifth inning when Mark Thompson reached on a two out single. He went to second on a Matt Willard single. Michael Valadez singled to score Thompson and it was 1-0. The Grasshoppers tied it up at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Justin Bass.

Captains’ starter T.J. House got a no decision working five scoreless innings and allowing four hits, walking three and striking out five. Anillins Martinez came on in the sixth inning and threw three innings and allowing one run on three hits, walking one and striking out three. Kaimi Mead (1-1) got the win pitching three scoreless innings to finish the game.

Koehler took a no decision as well pitching eight innings and allowing one run on five hits, walking two, and striking out seven. Daniel Jennings (1-1) took the loss pitching 2.2 innings and allowing the four runs in the eleventh inning.

The Captains and Grasshoppers conclude the four game series on Tuesday at 12:35 PM with the Captains sending RHP Danny Salazar (1-3, 5.44) to the mound to face the Hoppers LHP Brad Hand (3-9, 6.08).

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