The Aberdeen IronBirds completed the sweep Friday night, beating the host Brooklyn Cyclones, 5-4, in New York-Penn League McNamara Division play.
Nick Horvath, an outfielder who joined the IronBirds roster earlier in the day, led the team with three hits, including a double and home run. Horvath is a 25th round pick from University of Florida in this year’s MLB Draft.
Aberdeen (11-10) moves on a little north to Troy, NY Saturday to begin a three-game series with the Tri-City ValleyCats. Game time tonight is 7 p.m.
The ‘Birds scored twice in the first inning with two outs. Robert Neustrom (2-3, 3R) and Horvath (3-4, 2R, 2RBI) both scored with Alexis Torres at the plate.
Cyclones pitcher Kyle Wilson threw a wild pitch and a subsequent throwing error by catcher Nick Meyer allowed the second run to score.
“Getting the sweep is big time. Feels good to win three in a row and get some momentum going in the middle of the season,” Ringhofer said. “It’s really nice when you win a couple of close games with good pitching and good hitting.”