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Brnovich pitches, Mundy homers to lead IronBirds past Asheville, 3-2

The Aberdeen IronBirds (22-16) seemed to get back to their early season ways Friday and good pitching and timely hitting, led to an 3-2 win over host Asheville in High-A East play.

Starting pitcher Kyle Brnovich allowed a single hit over 5.1 innings to improve to 4-1. Brnovich walked one and struck out seven.

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Three relievers closed out the win. Clayton McGinness (1.1 IP) allowed two hits, a walk and one run; Logan Gillaspie (1.1 IP) allowed a hit and walk, while striking out one; and Ryan Conroy (1 IP) allowed two hits and a run, while striking out one. It was Conroy’s first save.

Offensively, Zach Watson walked and scored in the third inning, while JD Mundy added the big blow with a two-run home run in the fifth, his fourth in 11 games.

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Mundy and Kyle Stowers both had two hits to lead the ‘Birds. Andrew Daschbach added an RBI.

Aberdeen and Asheville will be back in action tonight at 6:05 p.m. and the series will wrap up Sunday with a 1:05 p.m. contest.

The IronBirds will be back in Aberdeen Tuesday to begin a six-game series with the Rome Braves.

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