The Aeros earned a pair of wins over visiting Binghamton Tuesday at Canal Park to increase their Eastern League-leading record to 44-25 and claim their 13th consecutive home victories.
In the first game, the Aeros and B-Mets picked up the action where they left off on June 3rd with the score tied 2-2 and one out in the top of the sixth inning with the (visiting) Aeros batting.
Aeros LF Nick Weglarz hit a pair of homeruns in first two at-bats to snap the tie, but the B-Mets took advantage of a wild pitch and sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings.
The Aeros secured the win in the 10th inning with the aid of four walks, including two that forced in runs, including the winning score.
The Aeros have now played extra innings in four of their last seven games.
In the regularly scheduled second (seven inning) game, the Aeros staked themselves to a three-run first inning highlighted by RF Thomas Neal’s two-run home run and never looked back.
Neal picked up his third RBI of the game with a run-scoring single in the third. Meanwhile, Binghamton manufactured its firwst run in the second inning when CF Juan Lagares reached on an error, stole second and then took third on another error before scoing on C Juan Centeno's RBI-triple.
Former Aeros SS Josh Rodriguez capped the B-Mets scoring when he led off Binghamton’s third inning with a solo home run.
The Aeros have a doubleheader on tap today due to another postponed game in Binghamton in the same series. Two seven-inning games are slated to begin at 6:05 p.m. at Canal Park.
Akron LHP T.J. House (4-2, 3.55 ERA) is scheduled to face Binghamton RHP Zack Wheeler (6-2, 1.92 ERA) on the mound in the first game. In the second, the B-Mets will send RHP Cory Mazzoni (no record) to the mound. The Aeros have not yet named a starter and will likely need to make a roster move to call up a spot starter.