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Aeros top New Britain 11-7; Santana hits 20th homer

By sstorm Published: August 8, 2009

AKRON AEROS 11, NEW BRITAIN 7 KEY STATS: Aeros LF Nick Weglarz halted an 0-for-13 skid on the homestand with a home run in the third inning...The Aeros pounded New Britain starter Deolis Guerra for eight runs on eight hits over the first 3 1/3 innings. KEY MOMENTS: The Aeros scored at least one run in all but two innings...New Britain's only real threat came in the seventh inning when they touched Aeros reliever Matt Meyer for four runs to pull within four runs...Akron C Carlos Santana belted his team-leading 20th home run, a two-run shot in the eighth for added insurance. STORM'S STARS: Aeros starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez limited the Rock Cats to a run on three hits with seven strikeouts...Santana went 3-for-4 with with the homer, two doubles and three RBI as all but one starter notched at least one hit. NOTES: In his first exposure to Double-A, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 1-for-5 with a double. Chisenhall was called up after batting .276 with 18 home runs - including four grand slams - and 79 RBI in 99 games for the K-Tribe.
UP NEXT: The Aeros wrap up the home stand with a 1:35 p.m. game today against visiting New Britain (Minnesota Twins) at Canal Park. Aeros right-hander Connor Graham (0-0, 4.26 ERA) and Rock Cats right-hander Max Fox (6-8, 4.05 ERA) are the scheduled pitchers. RADIO: WARF (1350 am).

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