Key Stats: Aeros starter Jeanmar Gomez struck out eight in seven innings. He allowed two earned runs, both solo home runs, and four hits. He walked none. Offensively, Mickey Hall drove in two runs and Jerad Head had a triple and a home run, his fifth of the season.
Key Moment: With the game tied at two in the sixth inning the Aeros caught a lucky break. After a walk to Nick Weglarz and a single by Carlos Santana, Beau Mills sent a ball
Back to Erie pitcher Pat Stanley. Stanley’s throw sailed past first base allowing Weglarz to score on an error. Second baseman Shawn Roof then tried to get Mills at second and threw the ball into left field to score Santana.
Star of the game: Gomez improved his record to 8-3 by throwing seven strong innings, striking out eight and scattering four hits.
Up next: The Aeros continue their four-game series against Erie at 7:05 at Canal Park. Newly acquired Right-hander Connor Graham will make his Akron debut, Erie will counter with right- hander Jonah Nickerson (7-7, 5.12 ERA).