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Mills' walk-off single gives Aeros 7-6 victory over Erie

By sstorm Published: May 23, 2009

AKRON AEROS 7, ERIE SEAWOLVES 6

KEY STATS: Aeros starting pitcher Ryan Edell, who was recently a reliever at Triple-A Columbus, lasted just four innings while allowing four runs on eight hits...In two innings of relief, Aeros right-hander Zach Putnam limited Erie to a harmless hit.

KEY MOMENTS: Despite spotting the SeaWolves the early lead, the Aeros got to Erie's Alfredo Figaro for five runs between the fourth and fifth innings capped by Carlos Santana's two-run double...Nick Weglarz's two-out single in the eighth inning tied the game 6-6...Beau Mills won the game with a broken-bat blooper to right field - the Aeros first walk-off win of the season.

STORM'S STAR: Mills went 2-for-4 with with two a walk and two singles - including the game winner in the bottom of the ninth inning.

"I've been trying a lot of stuff at the plate and all day today I felt good up there," Mills said. "Getting that hit was big for me, but also good for the team."

NOTES: After a trial run last season with the Aeros, Sushi On The Roll has joined the menu fulltime at Canal Park. Voted No. 1 on the Fox 8 Hotlist as the best sushi in Northeast Ohio, fans in the suites can pre-order several varieties while fans in the stands can find four different types at the concession stand at section 121.

UP NEXT: The Aeros continue this four-game series Erie with Game Three today at Canal Park at 1:35 p.m. Aeros right-hander Josh Tomlin (5-1, 3.46 ERA) and SeaWolves right-hander Luis Marte (2-4, 4.81 ERA) are the scheduled pitchers.

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