The Aeros used 17 hits, including three home runs, to beat the Flying Squirrels 12-5 Monday afternoon and win four of five games in Richmond.
After losing to Richmond 15-7 Sunday and giving up 19 hits, the Aeros rebounded by having all nine batters get a hit Monday. Leadoff hitter Jose Ramirez went 4-for-6 with two doubles, while Quincy Latimore had a single and two doubles. But the big, run-producing bats belonged to Chris Wallace and Giovanny Urshela.
The Aeros scored six runs in the first three innings, including a two-run homer from Wallace in the third. It was the catcher’s third of the season. Urshela drove in three with his seventh home run of the year, part of the Aeros’ four-run eighth inning and four batters after Matt Lawson hit a solo shot, his first home run of the season.
Left hander Matt Packer was the beneficiary of the Aeros offensive output, earning his eighth win of the year. Packer threw five full innings and gave up six hits, two runs (both earned), two walks and struck out six Flying Squirrels (42-47). Shawn Armstrong, Trey Haley and Jose Flores closed out the game for the Aeros (44-46).
The Aeros wrapped up their road trip with a 5-3 mark with Monday’s victory. They will enjoy two days off and then host Altoona Thursday. The Eastern League All-Star Game will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at New Britain Stadium. Six Aeros players will represent Akron at the All-Star Game: pitchers Parker, Flores, Toru Murata and Austin Adams, and Jesus Aguilar and Carlos Moncrief represent Aeros position players on the Western Division roster making the trip to Connecticut.