The IronBirds lost to the Cyclones, 4-2, in Brooklyn Friday night. With that defeat, Aberdeen fell to 0-5 for the year.

The IronBirds led, 2-0, after 5-1/2 innings, but the hosts tied things up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, then went ahead for good with two more tallies the following inning.

Hector Veloz led Aberdeen at the plate, going 3-for-4 with one RBI, while teammate Trey Mancini was 2-for-4 with one run. Austin Wynns was 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Jeff Kemp, a Bowie native selected in the 33rd round of this year's draft, picked up his first professional hit, going 1-for-4 with a single, and scored one run.

Birds shut down

Playing their first road game of the season Thursday night, the IronBirds suffered a 3-0 shutout loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Aberdeen lineup left eight men on base and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

IronBirds second baseman Kris Richards went 3-for-4 with three singles, while Hector Veloz and Jared Breen both went 1-for-4 with a double.

Aberdeen starter Austin Urban (0-1) struck out four, walked three and allowed one earned run on six hits over 4-1/3 innings.

The defeat dropped Aberdeen to 0-4; three of those losses have been shutouts.