With nine hits and eight runs Sunday afternoon, the Aberdeen IronBirds topped the Jammers, 8-3, in Jamestown, N.Y. and snapped a three-game losing streak.
The win moved Aberdeen to 17-15 on the season.
Sunday's contest was scoreless until the top of the fifth, when Aberdeen rallied for four runs. The IronBirds added two in the sixth, and another two in the seventh. Jamestown had one run in the fifth, and two in the seventh.
Trey Mancini had the IronBirds hottest bat for a second straight game as he went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
Austin Wynns was 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and one run. Scott Kalush collected two RBIs. Jared Breen was 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run, and Hector Veloz went 1-for-5 with one RBI and one run. Manny Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs, while Jeff Kemp also scored twice in the victory.
Aberdeen starter Mitch Horacek (3-1) earned the win, going six innings in which he struck out four, walked one and allowed one earned run on four hits.
Jimmy Yacabonis held Jamestown to one hit over 2-1/3 innings of shutout relief to grab his third save of the season.
Third straight loss
In the fourth game of a six-day road trip Saturday night, the IronBirds suffered a 6-4 loss to the Jamestown Jammers despite mounting a serious, eighth-inning comeback bid.
Aberdeen had managed just one run in the first seven innings, and went into the eighth trailing, 5-1. A three-run rally brought the IronBirds within one, but the Jammers then retired the side. Jamestown padded its lead by one in the bottom of the eighth.
Trey Mancini led the IronBirds, going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run. Conor Bierfeldt went 1-for-3 with one RBI, while Hector Veloz, Austin Wynns and Tanner Rust all had one hit and one run.
Aberdeen starter Janser Severino (0-3) took his third loss of the season, allowing three earned runs on eight hits, striking out five and surrendering one walk over five innings.
The loss put Aberdeen at 16-15.
Held to a pair of hits
The IronBirds managed just two hits Friday night in a 5-1 road loss to the Vermont Lake Monsters.
Aberdeen's lone run came in the sixth on a solo homer by Scott Kalush.
Aberdeen starter Sebastian Vader (2-3) took the loss, going six innings in which he allowed one earned run on four hits, struck out six and walked two.
Despite rapping out 10 hits and putting up an early four-run lead in their Thursday road game with Vermont, the Aberdeen IronBirds still came up a little short, as the hosts fought back to top the visitors, 6-4.
Aberdeen jumped out to a 4-0 lead Thursday, scoring twice in the opening inning, once in the second, and once more in the third. Vermont, however, cut its deficit in half with a two-run rally in the third, and added one run in the fourth. Aberdeen, still holding a 4-3 lead after six, surrendered three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Hector Veloz hit his fifth homer of the season in the loss, launching a solo shot in the third.
Mike Yastrzemski was 2-for-5 with a double and a team-best two runs, while Jeff Kemp went 3-for-5 with a double and one run. Trey Mancini and Manny Hernandez both had one RBI.
Reliever Alex Santana (0-1) took the loss, as he allowed three earned run on five hits, struck out two and walked one over 1-1/3 innings of work.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun