Akron, OH – Both teams played to the best of their abilities, but it was the Rock Cats who pulled out a 12-7 victory in a thriller on Saturday night at Canal Park.
Both teams took the lead in the ninth inning and the Rock Cats scored five runs to win the game in the 11th inning.
Although starting pitcher Toru Murata did well and the Aeros held the lead for the majority of the game, it was the Aeros bullpen who proved to be their undoing, giving up all 12 runs in the final four innings of the game.
The four-hour game had three ties and three lead changes before the Rock Cats finally secured the victory in the 11th.
Picking up right where they left off from a terrific hitting performance the night before, the Aeros struck first. In the second inning, Tyler Holt hit an RBI single to score Jesus Aguilar and Carlos Moncriefscored from third base when Giovanny Urshela grounded out into a double play to take the lead 2-0.
Holt has hit 22 RBI this season.
Starting off the bottom of the thi...