IronBirds fall

Aberdeen's Cameron Coffey delivers a pitch during the IronBirds' 3-2, 11th-inning loss to the Lowell Spinners Wednesday at Ripken Stadium. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Homestead Publishing / August 22, 2012)

In a Wednesday home contest that went into extra innings, the Aberdeen IronBirds were knocked off, 3-2, by the Lowell Spinners at Ripken Stadium.

With the defeat, Aberdeen fell to 25-37 for the season.

The IronBirds, trailing 1-0 after Lowell scored in the top of the first, came up with two runs in the home half of the inning. The Spinners tied the game in the third, then, after seven innings of silence from both teams, the visitors came up with the winning tally in the top of the 11th.

Aberdeen's runs came courtesy of a two-RBI single from Cameron Edman. Sam Kimmel was 1-for-4 with one run in the loss, while teammate Anthony Vega also scored once. The lone IronBird with multiple hits, Manuel Hernandez, went 2-for-3 with a double.


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Taking the loss was Aberdeen reliever Jesse Fernandez, who allowed one earned run on two hits over two innings of work. IronBird starter Branden Kline lasted three innings, striking out one, walking one and surrendering two earned runs on three hits. Josh Hader tossed one perfect inning for Aberdeen, while Cameron Coffey threw five innings out of the bullpen, striking out three, walking four and holding Lowell to three hits along the way.

The IronBirds and Spinners do battle again Thursday. Game time at Ripken Stadium is 7:05 p.m.