Playing a Thursday night home tilt with the Auburn Doubledays, the second date of a six-game home stand, the Aberdeen IronBirds were silent through the first five innings, eventually losing to the guests, 6-3.
Trailing, 3-0, after the top half of the fifth, the IronBirds cut Auburn's lead down to one with a two-run rally. The Doubledays, however, posted two more runs in the seventh, and plated their final run in the eighth. Aberdeen came through with the game's final run in the bottom of the eighth.
Extending his hit streak to nine games, Aberdeen outfielder Anthony Vega went 1-for-5 with a one-RBI triple and scored one run. Creede Simpson went 1-for-4 with one run and one RBI in the loss, while teammate Christian Walker was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Anthony Caronia had one hit, one run and earned two of the IronBirds' three walks. IronBird third baseman Torsten Boss was 1-for-3 with an RBI single.
Game notes: Aberdeen starter Cameron Coffey (0-4) was saddled with the loss, as he went five innings in which he allowed one earned run on four hits, struck out three and walked two. Sander Beck allowed four earned runs on five hits, struck out three and walked three in a two-inning relief stint. Enrico Jimenez closed out the game for Aberdeen, allowing one earned run on one hit over two innings. With the loss, Aberdeen fell to 9-15 on the year. The IronBirds are back in action against Auburn Friday at 7:05 p.m. The Batavia Muckdogs come to Ripken Stadium for three games Saturday, Sunday and Monday to conclude the home stand.