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IronBirds get more hits, but Auburn scores more runs in 8-7 Aberdeen loss

The IronBirds will look for a better fate Friday night as they return home to Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.
The IronBirds will look for a better fate Friday night as they return home to Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. (Aegis file)

Despite a 4-0 lead through two innings Thursday, the Aberdeen IronBirds dropped the series finale at Auburn, 8-7, in New York-Penn League action in New York.

Aberdeen (12-9) will be back in Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium Friday night to battle the Connecticut Tigers. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The two teams will also play Saturday (6:05) and Sunday (5:35).

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The IronBirds scored two runs each in the first and second innings Thursday, but Auburn posted a seven-run inning in the third and the 'Birds were not able to catch back up.

The Aberdeen IronBirds were back in the win column on Wednesday, rolling past Auburn, 10-3, in New York-Penn League play in New York.

The IronBirds pounded out 12 hits, including four for extra bases, but they also struck out 17 times.

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Every Aberdeen batter had at least one hit, except for Tristan Graham. Kirvin Moesquit (3 runs); Ben Breazeale (3 RBIs); Jean Carrillo (2 2B, 2 RBIs); and Ryan Ripken (2B, RBI) all had two hits.

T.J. Nichting (2B); Trevor Craport and Jaylen Ferguson had a hit each.

Hector Guance (1-2), the Aberdeen starter and loser, pitched two and two-third innings, allowing four hits, three walks and six earned runs.

Fresh off their two walk-off wins and a day off, the Aberdeen IronBirds ventured to New York on Tuesday to battle the Auburn Doubledays.

The IronBirds were 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position. Auburn (9-14) was 5-for-10. Auburn also had eight total hits.



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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