ALTOONA- Despite a late comeback bid from Altoona, the Akron Aeros were able to secure their 12th win of the season 5-4.
Altoona started their late inning rally in the eighth off of Aeros pitcher Bryce Stowell.
After Stowell got Curve shortstop Drew Maggi to ground out to first baseman Chun Chen, centerfielder Mel Rojas doubled and gave Altoona their first base runner. Left fielder Matt Curry then hit an RBI single, scoring Rojas and cutting the deficit to 5-3. With one out and one on, Stowell stalled the rally by getting Curve third baseman Adalberto Santos to ground into a double play.
The Aeros weren't able to score and Stowell was back on for the ninth. Just as it happened in the eighth, first baseman Andrew Lambo grounded out to start the inning. Second baseman Jarek Cunningham then doubled, just as Rojas did in the inning before, bringing up the potential tying run in right fielder Alex Dickerson.
Dickerson helped the Altoona cause by knocking in an RBI single and closing the ...