For the second night in a row, the Aberdeen IronBirds game was halted early Wednesday night.
But unlike Tuesday, when their game in Staten Island was suspended because of a power outage with the IronBirds trailing, 8-4, this time around they came out with a 3-0 win over visiting Brooklyn.
As the IronBirds were preparing to take their turn at bat in the bottom of the eighth, a serious downpour stopped the contest. Following a 31-minute rain delay, the umpiring crew decided the game would not be resumed. Since the game had advanced past the fifth inning, it was considered complete.
IronBirds starter Stephen Brault (1-0) allowed just one hit, struck out four and issued four walks over 5-2/3 innings.
Reliever David Richardson tossed 2-1/3 no-hit innings, striking out two and walking one along the way.
Aberdeen designated hitter Conor Bierfeldt was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Trey Mancini was 1-for-3 with a double and one run scored.
The win, Aberdeen's first at Ripken Stadium this season, put the IronBirds at 3-6 overall.
A fifth-inning power outage at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y., halted the IronBirds Tuesday-night road game with the host-team Yankees while the IronBirds were trailing, 8-4.
Aberdeen scored four times in the top of the first, but Staten Island posted six runs in the second and two more in the third.
The contest was suspended after the top of the fifth inning.
Prior to the power going out, Aberdeen's Manny Hernandez was 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run, while Kris Richards was 1-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one run. Sam Kimmel and Hector Veloz each scored one run and Conor Bierfeldt had one RBI.
IronBirds starter Austin Urban had allowed eight earned runs on eight hits, struck out two and walked three in four innings.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun