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IronBirds suffer critical extra-inning loss Monday

The Aberdeen IronBirds drive toward a possible spot in the New York-Penn League's playoffs hit a snag Monday night in extra innngs. The IronBirds (35-34) fell to Vermont, 5-2, in a game that needed 13 innings at Ripken Stadium. Both Hudson Valley and Staten Island improved to 36-32 atop the McNamara Division. Aberdeen fell behind, 2-0, in Monday's loss, as Vermont scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings. Aberdeen responded with its two runs in the bottom of the seventh. A strikeout-passed ball allowed Steve Laurino to reach base with one out. Chris Shaw then reached on an error, but Alex Murphy struck out for the second out. Austin Pfeiffer drew a walk to load the...