Beau Mills hit a two-run homer, Matt McBride a solo shot, and the Akron Aeros totaled 13 hits in a 7…
Aeros Sweep Into Championship Series
In Game 3 Saturday night, Aeros left-hander Eric Berger struck out eight without walking a batter over five innings and got the win. He allowed four hits and two runs. One run was unearned after a throwing error by second baseman Rodriguez in the fourth inning.
Mills put the Aeros ahead with a two-run homer in the first and added an RBI double in the third.
Rodriguez doubled home one run in the third and had a two-run single in the eighth.
John Drennen had three of Akron's 14 hits and Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-5. Chisenhall, promoted from Class A Kinston in August, went 7-for-11 with four runs in the three games.
Jerad Head also went 2-for-5 with an RBI and had four doubles and eight RBI total in the series.
Zach Putnam pitched two scoreless innings, Neil Wagner yielded one run in the eighth and Erik Stiller pitched a perfect ninth for the Aeros.
Akron won the regular season title by 14 games with an 89-53 record. Mike Sarbaugh was named the Eastern League manager of the year, catcher Carlos Santana earned Most Valuable Player honors and right-hander Jeanmar Gomez was the Pitcher of the Year.
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