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Sunday loss brings IronBirds winless slide to six

The IronBirds were knocked off for the sixth straight time on Sunday afternoon, losing 13-3 to the visiting Batavia Muckdogs in a rain shortened contest at Ripken Stadium.

The game was called complete after a 30-minute rain delay following the conclusion of the sixth inning. The rain was part of a band of thunderstorms that passed through the area with considerable lightning.

After Batavia scored twice in the top of the first, Aberdeen tied the game 2-2 in the home half of the inning. The Muckdogs came through with six runs in their next turn at the plate, while Aberdeen's final run came across in the bottom of the second. Batavia scored once in both the fourth and fifth and then rallied for three runs in the sixth.

Tyler Townsend led Aberdeen at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a one-RBI double, while Chase Weems blasted a solo home run in the loss. Tome Winegardner was 1-for-2 with a double and one run, while fellow IronBird Joel Hutter was 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Game notes: With the loss, Aberdeen fell to 9-18 on the season, and through Sunday's games, the IronBirds were in the cellar of the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division, two games behind third-place Staten Island. Aberdeen starter Mark Blackmar (2-2) took the loss, going 1-2/3 innings in which he struck out two, walked five and allowed four earned runs on four hits. Jason McCracken tossed 3-1/3 innings out of the Aberdeen bullpen, striking out one, walking one and allowing two earned runs on six hits. Enrico Jimenez allowed three earned runs on three hits in a one-inning relief stint. The IronBirds wrap up the current winless homestand with a Monday 7:05 p.m. contest with Batavia then travel to Staten Island for games Monday and Tuesday.

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