With a 7-2 victory Wednesday over the host-team Staten Island Yankees, the IronBirds snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 3-7 on the season. The victory was Aberdeen's first since last Friday's win over Brooklyn.
Through Wednesday, the IronBirds were sitting at the bottom of the New York Penn League's four-team McNamara Division, one game behind Staten Island.
Leading the way for the IronBirds in Wednesday's win was shortstop Joel Hutter, who went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and one run. First baseman Cameron Edman was 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double, Robert Ortiz was 1-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, Creede Simpson was 1-for-3 with a walk, one run and one RBI, Anthony Vega scored once in the victory and Torsten Boss, Baltimore's eight-round pick in this year's MLB draft, went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored.
Getting his first win of the season was Aberdeen starter Mark Blackmar (1-1), who went 6-2/3 innings in which he held the Yankees to one unearned run on four hits and struck out one without allowing any walks.
Jose Nivar took over on the mound with two out in the seventh and went 1-1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run on one hit. Aberdeen closer Gene Escat tossed a perfect ninth inning, striking out two of the three hitters he faced.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun