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Aberdeen closes winning season with split at Hudson Valley

The Aberdeen Ironbirds closed out their 2017 New York-Penn League season Thursday with a double-header split at Hudson Valley.

The IronBirds (41-34) dropped the opener, 2-1, but battled back to win game two, 10-3.

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The 41 wins ties the best win total by any previous Aberdeen team. The "BIrds also won 41 games in 2006 and like this year, failed to make the playoffs.

Aberdeen went 40-32 in 2013, the only year the team has reached the playoffs. Aberdeen won the McNamara Division title, but was eliminated in the first round.

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In Thursday's action, Aberdeen pitching allowed just one hit in the 2-1 loss. Starter Michael Baumann (4-2) gave up the hit, an RBI triple, in the first inning. The second Renegades run scored in the first inning as well on a strikeout and passed ball to catcher Jean Carrillo.

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Aberdeen, which managed three hits, scored its lone run in the second. Trevor Craport doubled, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Will Robertson's groundout.

The other Aberdeen hits, both singles, came from Kirvin Moesquit in the third and Luke Ringhofer in the fourth.

In the win, Aberdeen pounded out 12 hits to end the season on a good note. Moesquit (3 runs), Garrett Copeland (2 runs, 3 RBIs), Craport (run, RBI) and Carlos Baez (run, RBI) all had two hits.

Copeland hit a triple and Zach Jarrett (run) doubled in his lone plate appearance.

Starting pitcher Cameron Bishop threw three scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and a walk, while striking out four.

Reliever Nick Vespi (4-3) pitched the next three innings for the win. He gave up four hits and a run. He struck out five.

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