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IronBirds win first series, thump Auburn, 9-2

IronBirds win first series, thump Auburn, 9-2

The Aberdeen IronBirds won their first series of the season Friday night, beating the Auburn Doubledays, 9-2, in the rubber game played at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.

Each won one of the previous games by shutout.

The IronBirds (3-5) will begin a new three-game series Saturday as the Connecticut Tigers come to town. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. The series continues Sunday at 5:35 p.m. and ends with Monday's game at 7:05 p.m.

In Friday's win, Auburn (5-3) struck first with a pair of runs in the first inning. Aberdeen rolled from there.

The IronBirds quickly tied the score 2-2 in the third. Ryan McKenna walked and moved to second on a balk. Alejandro Juvier then...