Aberdeen IronBirds fans enjoy their time at the ballpark Friday for the team's final regular season home game of 2018, despite rainy and the game's eventual cancellation. There was the added bonus of being able to see the Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Series trophy and meet four former Orioles.
The Renegades jumped on starter Hector Guance (7-6) for six runs, four hits and three walks over an inning of work. It wasn’t any better for Willie Rios, (1IP, 4H, 2R, BB); Nick Vichio (1.1IP, 2H, 2R, 3BB); Jose Daiz (1.2IP, 6H, 6R, BB); and Juan Echevarria (0IP, 3H, 3R).
Ryan Conroy was the only reliever to have success. Tossed three scoreless innings , allowing two hits and striking out four.
Offensively, Aberdeen, which was down 19-0 before scoring, was held to five hits from different hitters. They were Carmona (2B, R); Ian Evans (2B, RBI); Dalton Hoiles (R); Escarra (2B, R); and Guiyuan Xu (2B, 2RBI).
Saturday’s loss was an even bigger struggle for Aberdeen hitters, who were shut out three hits.
First baseman Escarra was named IronBirds MVP last week. Escarra closed the season with a .331 averaqe, 59 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 34 RBIs, .417 on base percentage and .511 slugging percentage.