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Aeros win both games of double-header in walk-off fashion

By Ryan Lewis Published: April 29, 2012

The Aeros (14-6) were only scheduled to play two seven-inning games Sunday.

They ended up playing 20 innings and six hours of baseball. Akron beat Altoona 4-3 and then 3-2, both in walk-off fashion and both times with Ryan Rohlinger crossing the plate to win the game. Catcher Michel Hernandez drove Rohlinger in to end the first game in the bottom of the 13th inning. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, a wild pitch allowed Rohlinger to end the game once again.

The Aeros, as a staff, allowed three earned runs over 20 innings pitched Sunday. T.J. McFarland did manager Chris Tremie a favor in the second game by throwing a shortened complete-game, improving his record to 4-1 this season.

After using four pitchers (Eric Berger, Kyle Landis, Matt Langwell and Preston Guilmet) for multiple innings each in the first game, right-handed reliever Mason Radeke was called up from Lake County to make the roughly 45-minute drive so that he'd be available for the latter game. McFarland wouldn't need a bullpen, though.

Next game: Binghampton LHP Darin Gorski (2-0, 2.75 ERA) vs. RHP Steven Wright (2-1, 1.46 ERA), 7:05 p.m., at Canal Park

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