Their bats were working a bit bitter than the previous night, but the IronBirds still could not pull out a victory Sunday, losing to host Batavia, 7-3, for their second straight defeat.

The loss put Aberdeen at 26-24 on the season. Through Sunday's contest, the IronBirds still held first place in the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division. Second place Brooklyn was one game behind Aberdeen, and 1.5 games in back of the IronBirds was Hudson Valley. Staten Island was at the bottom of the division, five games out of first.

Trey Mancini led the Aberdeen offense, going 2-for-3 with one RBI, while Jeff Kemp and Conor Bierfeldt both had one RBI as well. Scott Kalush, Manny Hernandez and George Barber each scored once in the loss.

Aberdeen starter Dylan Rheault (0-1) allowed two earned runs on six hits, struck out two and walked two over four innings.

One hit

A single by third baseman Hector Veloz was all the IronBirds could manage to produce Saturday night in a 1-0 road loss to the Batavia Muckdogs.

The lack of offense spoiled an otherwise fine start from Aberdeen's Mitch Horacek, who tossed eight shutout innings, striking out one and allowing just three hits along the way.

The loss went to reliever Jimmy Yacabonis (2-1), who surrendered the winning run with two outs in the ninth.

Three-game win streak

The first-place Aberdeen IronBirds moved farther ahead of the competition on Friday night, picking up their third straight victory with an 8-3 drubbing of host Batavia.

Sam Kimmel led Aberdeen in the Friday victory, going 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs. Jared Breen was 2-for-3 with a team-high three runs.

Aberdeen starter Janser Severino (1-4) earned his first win of the season, striking out four, walking one and holding Batavia to a pair of earned runs on five hits over six innings.

Washed out

Before the IronBirds could take the field for the finale of their three-game road set with the Auburn Doubledays on Thursday night, the skies opened up and contest was called off.

The game has not yet been rescheduled.

The IronBirds travel to Batavia Friday for a three-game series with the host-team Muckdogs.