IronBirds come up short Saturday, lose 2-1 to Muckdogs

The IronBirds lost a tough one Saturday night, dropping their home game with the Batavia Muckdogs, 2-1, at Ripken Stadium.

Trailing, 2-0, after the top half of the sixth, Aberdeen plated its lone run in the bottom part of the inning, but could not muster the tying run.

Joel Hutter went 2-for-4 and drove in Aberdeen's lone tally with an RBI single. Tyler Townsend was 3-for-4 with a double and one run in the loss, while teammate Torsten Boss went 1-for-2 with a double. Aberdeen's Anthony Vega and Roderick Bernadina both went 1-for-5, while fellow IronBird Scott Kalush was 2-for-3 with two singles.

Game notes: Taking the loss was IronBird starter David Richardson (1-1), who went 5-2/3 innings in which he allowed two earned runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked two. Kenneth Wise tossed two innings of hitless relief, while Bobby Wilkins closed out the game for Aberdeen, striking out all three hitters he faced in the ninth. With the loss, Aberdeen fell to 9-17 on the year, and through Saturday's contest the IronBirds were at the bottom of the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division, one game behind third-place Staten Island. Aberdeen has two more games on the current home stand, both with Batavia, Sunday at 5:35 p.m. and Monday at 7:05 p.m. The IronBirds travel to Staten Island Tuesday and Wednesday.

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