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Akron Aeros defeat Bowie Baysox, 2-1 on Sunday to take series win

Special to the Record-Courier Published: May 6, 2013 4:00 AM

An excellent team-pitching performance led by starter Jordan Cooper and a monster home run by outfielder Carlos Moncrief helped the Akron Aeros to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Bowie Baysox at Canal Park on Sunday.

Moncrief, who won Saturday night's game with a game-ending single in the bottom of the ninth inning, won today's game when he led off the seventh inning with the score tied at 1-1 and crushed a 1-0 pitch from Bowie starter Kevin Gausman over the batter's eye in dead-center field.

The win came in a tidy 2:15 and moved the Aeros back to the .500 mark at 15-15 for the first time this season. They are 9-3 since April 22 when they were a season-low six games under .500 at 6-12.

The Aeros kick off a three-game series vs. the Erie Seawolves at 7:05 p.m. tonight night at Canal Park. RHP Will Roberts (1-0, 0.00) will make the start for Akron.

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