IronBirds working to reschedule Friday's second game halted by power outage

IronBirds would have won Friday's game if they had two more outs before power outage, team spokesperson says

The Aberdeen IronBirds were two outs away from an official win Friday when the power suddenly went out at Ripken Stadium during the top of the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader.

The 'Birds were up 2-1 against the Staten Island Yankees, who were at bat with one out, when the power in the stadium went out shortly after 10 p.m.

Both games played Friday were slated for seven innings, with one of them being made up from Thursday night's rainout. Aberdeen won the opener, 6-3.

"Had we recorded two more outs before the power outage, the game would have been official, and the IronBirds would have won," Daniel Kurish, the team's director of media relations, said Saturday.

The game has been recorded as "suspended" on the team's schedule, and Kurish said that the game will pick up where it left off, with the score still 2-1 in the top of the fifth of what was to be a seven inning game.

Richard Yost, a spokesperson with BGE, said the power went out at the stadium at 10:11 p.m. Friday and was restored at 11:17 p.m.

He said the outage was the result of "an issue" with an underground line and that the outage was contained to the stadium.

The three-game home stand began Wednesday. Staten Island won Wednesday's game, Kurish said.

Kurish said team officials are working to reschedule the last game of the series, which he said should be played the next time Staten Island plays Aberdeen at home.

The schedule posted on the team's website shows the IronBirds and Yankees are scheduled to play in Aberdeen again Aug. 19 and 20.

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