IronBirds get a nice win Wednesday

The Aberdeen IronBirds were back in the win column Wednesday night at Hudson Valley.

Pitcher Taner Chleborad pitched five scoreless innings and Jamill Moquete hit his eighth home run to lead the IronBirds over the Renegades, 3-1.

Moquete's blast, an two-run shot, came in the second inning, scoring Hector Veloz, who had singled. Moquete and Veloz had two hits each.

Aberdeen added its final run in the third. Jay Gonzalez singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and to third on an errant pick-off attempt. Austin Anderson then singled him home.

Chleborad (2-3) allowed just three hits, while walking one and striking out three. Matt Trowbridge worked two innings, giving up four hits and the lone run in the seventh. he struck out four.

Josh Walker pitched the final two innings for his first save, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Aberdeen (24-46) will play three games at Lowell, before returning to Ripken Stadium to close out the season with games Sunday and Monday.

A 5-2 loss

One night after starting the season's last road trip, the Aberdeen IronBirds were back in the loss column Tuesday.

Aberdeen lost 5-2 at Hudson Valley, scoring a single runs in each of the seventh and ninth innings. Hudson Valley scored once in the fifth, twice in the sixth and twice in the eighth.

Aberdeen starting pitcher, Brian Gonzalez, was tagged with the loss, the same day he was transferred from the Gulf Coast League to Aberdeen. Gonzalez was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of this year's major league draft.

Gonzalez pitched into the sixth inning, but left after allowing a leadoff single. He allowed four hits and two earned runs, while striking out six.

Austin Anderson had the hot bat for Aberdeen, going 3-for-4 with three singles. Randolph Gassaway had the lone extra-base hit, his first double of the season. It came in the ninth, scoring Tanner Murphy who had singled with two away.

Murphy drove in the other run with a sacrifice fly.

Aberdeen is 23-46 with six games to play in the 2014 season.

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