Big bats propel Aberdeen to sweep over Lowell

Randy McRoberts
Contact Reporterrmcroberts@baltsun.com

The Aberdeen IronBirds unleashed the big bats Thursday to complete a two-game sweep over the visiting Lowell Spinners.

Aberdeen pounded Lowell pitching for 16 hits and 13 runs in an 13-1 New York-Penn League win at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.

The ‘Birds (25-31) will be in Connecticut tonight (Friday) to begin a six-day road trip. Two more games Saturday and a Sunday game as well in Connecticut before the ‘Birds end the trip with three in Vermont.

In Thursday’s win, Aberdeen scored five in its first at bat and with one in the second and three more in the fourth, the lead was 9-0 and the rout was on. The ‘Birds closed out the scoring with a four-run seventh inning.

Seven Aberdeen batters had multiple hits. Jean Carmona was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and J.C. Escarra was also 3-for-3 with a run scored. Escarra is now batting .339.

Anthony Santander, in his second game with the club on rehab, homered, doubled, drove in two and scored two.

Adam Hall also added two hits, including a triple. He drove in a season-high four runs and scored two as well. Hall also stole two bases, giving him 11 on the year.

Nick Horvath also had two hits, including a double, a run scored and four RBIs.

Willy Yahn (two runs, two RBIs) and Robert Neustrom (two runs, RBI) had two hits each.

On the mound, Jimmy Murphy (3-4) scattered seven hits over seven innings (95 pitches) for the win. Murphy gave up a lone run in the sixth and struck out four.

Nick Vichio pitched the final two innings, walking a batter and striking out one.

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