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Aviators Down Crushers

The Aviators beat the Lake Erie Crushers 6-4 Wednesday.
LOVES PARK, IL- The Rockford Aviators used a huge fifth inning to erase a 4-0 deficit and beat the the Lake Erie Crushers Wednesday (38-32), 6-4.

The Crushers scored two runs in both the third and fourth innings to give them a early 4-0 advantage.

Ryan Zimmerman got the start for the Aviators. He pitched six innings, allowing six hits and four runs. Zimmerman picked up his fourth straight win for the Aviators.

Making his professional debut tonight, Crusher's pitcher Andy Roberts cruised through the first four innings for the Crushers.  He allowed just one hit through four innings,  but ran into trouble in the fifth.

Ryan Breen hit a solo shot to put the Aviators on the board. Following the bomb, the Aviators rattled off five consecutive hits, that included two singles, two doubles and a triple.

Tanner Witt hit a RBI ground out that scored Edgar Corcino from third. That run was the icing on the cake as the Aviators' six-run fifth inning propelled them to the 6-4 victory.

The Aviators will continue their series against the Crushers Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.
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