The Aberdeen IronBirds snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Williamsport Crosscutters, 4-3, in Pennsylvania Friday night.
With the win, Aberdeen moved to 18-27 for the season.
The IronBirds scored twice in the second inning, then added their final two runs in the third. The Crosscutters came to life with one run in the fifth, then cut the Aberdeen lead down to one with a two-run rally in the eighth, but could not come up with the tying tally.
Leading Aberdeen at the plate was Torsten Boss, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one run scored and one RBI.
IronBirds' starter David Richardson (3-2) got the win, going six innings in which he held the Crosscutters to one earned run on five hits, struck out nine and walked one.
Tommy Winegardner earned his second save of the season with a 1-2/3-inning relief stint, striking out two, walking one and holding Williamsport scoreless on one hit along the way.
The Ironbirds' road trip continues with games Saturday, Sunday and Monday in State College, Pa., against the Spikes. The team returns to Ripken Stadium Tuesday for a 7:05 p.m. contest with the Tri-City Valley Cats.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun