AKRON, OH - The Akron Aeros scored twelve runs on thirteen hits over the final three innings to defeat the Binghamton Mets, 13-3, Sunday afternoon at Canal Park. The Aeros erased a one-run B-Mets lead with four runs in the sixth, five in the seven and three more in the eighth.
The defeat, Binghamton's worst since a 10-0 loss to the Bowie Baysox on July 20, 2012, snapped their season-opening three-game winning streak.
For the third time in the series, the B-Mets drew first blood. Following a hit batsman and balk by Akron starter Paolo Espino in the third, Darrell Ceciliani roped an RBI double into the right field corner. Blake Forsythe added to Binghamton's lead by shooting a run-scoring double down the third base line.
The Aeros touched B-Mets starter Tyler Pill for just one run over his first five innings of work. Pill walked Tyler Holt to start his Double-A debut, but settled down to retire nine straight, including five strikeouts.
Pill's strong outing unraveled in the sixth as the righty failed to retire any of the four batters he faced in his third trip through the batting order. Jesus Aguilar's RBI single with the bases loaded tied the game at two and chased Pill from the game.
Reliever Mark Cohoon inherited the bases loaded and allowed all three to score. Carlos Moncrief gave Akron the lead on a sac fly and Roberto Perez and Giovanny capped the rally with RBI singles.
After Binghamton cut the deficit to two on Ceciliani's RBI single in the seventh, the Aeros returned serve with another big inning. The first five batters in the seventh all reached safely against Cohoon and scored to give the Aeros a 10-3 lead. Akron tacked on three more runs on one hit and two errors in the eighth against Adrian Rosario and Chase Huchingson.
Cook (1-0) allowed one run in 2-1/3 innings of relief to collect the win. Pill (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on five hits. The B-Mets bullpen combined to allow seven inherited runners to score.
The B-Mets (3-1) continue their weeklong roadtrip and start a three-game series against the Erie SeaWolves Monday night at 6:35 PM. RHP Erik Goeddel makes his B-Mets debut against RHP Victor Larez. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show begins at 6:20 PM
POSTGAME NOTES: Binghamton's last five-error game came against the Erie SeaWolves on 8/31/11…Akron's top four hitters (Tyler Holt, Jose Ramirez, Chun Chen and Jesus Aguilar) combined to score 12 runs and reached safely to start each of the sixth, seventh and eighth innings
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