Things went from bad to worse for the Aberdeen IronBirds who managed just a single hit in a 10-0 drubbing at the hands of the visiting Auburn Doubledays Friday night a Ripken Stadium.
The IronBirds' lone hit of the evening came in the fourth, when second baseman Jerome Pena led off the inning with a single to left.
Aberdeen's Christian Walker and Scott Kalush each earned a base on balls. Walker, who stole second base after being hit by a pitch in the seventh, was the only IronBird to get past first base.
The one bright spot for Aberdeen was Alex Schamrzo, the third of three IronBirds pitchers. Schamrzo tossed 1-2/3 innings, holding Auburn hitless and striking out four of the five batters he faced.
Game notes: Taking the loss on the mound was Aberdeen starter Sebastian Vader (0-3), who allowed four earned runs on nine hits, struck out three and walked one over five innings. Reliever Jose Nivar surrendered five earned runs on five hits, struck out three and allowed one walk in 2-1/3 innings. With Friday's loss, Aberdeen falls to 9-15 on the season. The IronBirds are back in action at Ripken Stadium Saturday against the Batavia Muckdogs. Game time is 7:05 p.m.