SeaWolves hold off Aeros, 6-4, take Sunday's rubber match

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The first place SeaWolves are back to their season-high 11-games over .500 following a 6-4 win over the Akron Aeros on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park.
The SeaWolves struck first in the second inning as Tyler Collins blasted a leadoff, solo home run over the wall in right-center for a 1-0 lead. The homer for Collins was his ninth of the season.
Akron quickly tied the game against Patrick Cooper in the last of the second as Carlos Moncrief homered to center making it a 1-1 game.
The Aeros took the lead in the third. Jose Ramirez singled and stole second. Justin Toole followed with a hit moving Ramirez to third and he scored on a double play making it 2-1.
The SeaWolves regained the lead in the top of the sixth. Hernan Perez led off and beat out an infield single. Daniel Fields walked spelling the end of the day for Akron starter Paolo Espino. Trey Haley came into the came and walked Collins, loading the bases for James McCann. McCann drew a walk, bringing home Perez, tying the game at 2-2. Wade Gaynor and Luis Castillo each followed with two-run doubles giving Erie a 6-2 edge.
Akron cut into the lead in the sixth when Tyler Hold connected on a solo home run to left off of Cooper making it a 6-3 game.
In the eighth, the Aeros cut into the lead again against reliever Ryan Robowski. Tyler Holt led off with a single and he moved to second on a walk. A wild pitch pushed Holt over to third and he scored on a Quincy Latimore sacrifice fly making it 6-4.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Aeros got a pair of back-to-back one-out singles off of Tyler Stohr putting the winning run at the plate. Justin Souza came in and induced a double play off the bat of Justin Toole to end the game. The save for Souza was his ninth.
Cooper (2-3) allowed three runs on five hits with three walks and no strikeouts in six innings of work. Cooper has now worked at least six innings in four of his last five starts.
The SeaWolves will look for their third straight win on Monday night at Jerry Uht Park against the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) at 6:35 p.m.

Monday is Buck Night presented by Budweiser and Rocket 101. Fans can get into the game for as low as $5 and enjoy concessions specials of Smith's Hot Dogs, Pepsi soft drinks, popcorn and domestic draft beer for just $1 each

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