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In their last four games, the Aberdeen IronBirds (4-5) were knocked off three times, dropping them below the .500 mark and into a second-place tie with Hudson Valley in the New York-Penn League’s McNamara Division.

The Aberdeen team’s most recent contest, the first of a three-game road trip, saw them bash a club-record four home runs, and also blow a 7-2, eighth-inning lead in an 8-7 loss to the host-team Staten Island Yankees on Sunday.

Aberdeen leadoff man Blake Davis, who finished the game 2-for-5, got the IronBirds started on the right foot by knocking a pitch out of the park in the top of the first frame.

After going silent in the second inning, the IronBirds got a pair of solo homers from Buck Britton and Lance West. In the top of the fourth, T.J. Baxter hit his team’s fourth round-tripper, also a solo shot, putting Aberdeen up 4-1, and setting a club mark for home runs in a game. Before Sunday’s game, the IronBirds had hit three homers in a single game on five occasions.

After a three-run outburst in the visiting half of the eighth, Aberdeen took the field in the bottom part of the frame with a commanding 7-2 advantage, but it would not last. The Yankees managed to plate a game-tying five runs, and, after holding the IronBirds scoreless in the ninth, scored the game-winning run on Aberdeen reliever James Brandhorst in the bottom of the ninth.

Brandhorst (0-1) was charged with the loss after tossing a pair of innings in which he let up two earned runs. Nick Haughian started the game for Aberdeen and made it through four innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and striking out two. Relievers Jose Barajas and Brian Sisk allowed a combined five runs and six hits in three innings of work.

‘Birds bounce back

Following a pair of losses in which they were outscored 17-4, the IronBirds held the visiting Brooklyn Cyclones to four hits en route to a 4-2 victory on Saturday night.

Aberdeen starter Kenny Moreland (2-0), who extended his scoreless inning streak to 14-2/3 frames before allowing Brooklyn to score, surrendered one earned run on three hits, struck out five and walked no one in six innings of work to put another check in the win column. Closer Scott Mueller took the hill in the ninth frame and held the Cyclones scoreless for his first save of the season.

The IronBirds scored all four of their runs in the third inning, with Davis starting the rally by doubling home Arthur Bonevacia, who had reached base with his own two-bagger. Baxter knocked Bonevacia home with an RBI single. Baxter eventually came around to score the IronBirds’ third run, and Garabez Rosa capped Aberdeen’s scoring for the day when he made it home after the Brooklyn third baseman committed an error.

Bonevacia finished the game 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, one base hit and one run to pace the IronBirds’ offense.

In the top of the fourth frame, the Cyclones plated both of their runs, but Moreland was able to get out of the inning before the visitors could get any closer.

The victory improved Aberdeen’s record to 4-4.

Aberdeen pounded

Playing at home on Friday night, the IronBirds managed to scratch out just three hits and a pair of runs in a 9-2 loss to the visiting Brooklyn squad.

Recent addition to the IronBirds’ roster, second baseman Mike Mooney, who was playing in his first professional game, reached base in the third inning on a walk, then advanced all the way to third after after a misplayed pick-off attempt. Later in the frame, Mooney scored the game-tying run when Davis lined an RBI single.

Brooklyn broke the 1-1 tie in the fifth inning by plating three runs, then scored five more in the eighth and ninth frames to run up a 9-2 advantage.

Tyler Sexton (1-1) pitched 4-2/3 innings of relief and surrendered five runs to take the loss. Brandon Erbe, making his second rehab start after being sent from the AA Level Bowie Bay Sox, lasted three innings and held Brooklyn to a single run one hit and sent four opposing batters down on strikes.

IronBirds lose 8-2

Aberdeen followed up its hard-fought, 4-3 extra-inning Wednesday-night win by dropping their series-opener with the visiting Brooklyn Cyclones 8-2 on Thursday.

The IronBird batters fanned 12 times and were held to six hits on the game.

Designated hitter Levis Carolus cracked an RBI double, and scored the IronBirds’ second run of the contest in the bottom of the ninth, while center fielder Steven knocked in Aberdeen’s other run with an RBI single in his team’s final at bat.

Aberdeen’s Tom Edwards, who had hits in the IronBirds’ previous two contests, extended his hitting streak to three games by stroking two singles and a double.

Patrick Kantakevich (0-1) started the game for the IronBirds and was charged with the loss after going 5-2/3 innings in which he allowed five runs on eight hits and struck out four.


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