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Aberdeen shortstop Irving Ortega had two hits and two RBIs in Tuesday's night's 4-2 win over Lowell. It was Aberdeen's seventh straight win.
Aberdeen shortstop Irving Ortega had two hits and two RBIs in Tuesday's night's 4-2 win over Lowell. It was Aberdeen's seventh straight win. (Aegis file)

The Aberdeen IronBirds came back home Tuesday night, riding its six-game win streak.

Well, make it seven in a row and a streak of four at home after the 'Birds (9-5) beat the Lowell Spinners, 4-2, at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.

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Ryan Ripken singled and scored twice, both times driven in by Irving Ortega, who also had two hits, including a double.

Catcher Ben Breazeale also had two hits, highlighted by the big swing of the night. Breazeale capped the IronBirds scoring with a two-run, home run in the fifth inning that gave the team a 4-0 lead.

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While the offense has gotten hot over this stretch, the pitching has been superb and it was on point again Tuesday.

Starter and winner Tobias Myers (2-0) was strong. Myers worked six innings, allowing one hit and a walk, while strikng out eight.

Reliever Cameron Ming got touched up for a run on two hits and a walk over an inning and a third. Zach Matson gave up the other run in two-thirds of an inning, while James Teague came on to strike out the final batter for his second save.

Ruben Garcia also pitched two-thirds of an inning, striking out both batters.

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The IronBirds are back in action tonight (Wednesday) at 7:05 p.m. versus Lowell. Fireworks will follow the game.

Roster update

The IronBirds added two more pitchers from the 2017 MLB draft. Josh Keaton (10th round, Adams State) and Jimmy Murphy (8th round, Fordham).



Harford County’s “Choose Civility” campaign kicked off with a breakfast event at the Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp on Wednesday.

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