ABERDEEN, MD – The Aberdeen Ironbirds snapped an 11-game losing streak as they took the first game of a three-game set against the Staten Island Yankees. The only two Ironbirds wins of the 2014 season have come against the Baby Bombers.
The Yankees were the first to get on the board thanks to a Renzo Martini homerun on a fly ball to left center field in the top of the third inning. Staten Island added one more in the top of the fourth, Austin Aune worked a two-out walk, stole second and then came home to score on a fly ball single to center field by Luis Torrens. The lead would not last long as Aberdeen took a one-run lead in the bottom of the fourth.
In the top of the fifth inning the Yankees tied the game up at three. Isaias Tejeda doubled to left, then moved to third on a ground out by Renzo Martini and scored on a sac fly to left by Devyn Bolasky.
Matt Borens started the game for the Staten Island Yankees. Borens was making his second professional start and pitched three innings, allowing just a hit while striking out three. He was followed by Sam Agnew-Wieland who allowed four runs, three earned on three hits and two walks in two innings.
The Ironbirds added another run in the bottom of the fifth but the Yankees would tie the game once again in the top of the sixth. With two outs Austin Aune reached via a throwing error and then stole second base before scoring on a RBI line drive single by Luis Torrens.
Right-fielder Austin Aune scored two runs for the Yankees while catcher Luis Torrens was 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the game. Matt Wotherspoon took the loss, allowing a run on two this and a walk before Joseph Harvey would make his professional debut tossing a hit-less eighth inning, striking out one.
Tomorrow night these two teams will go back at it, Jordan Cote is scheduled to make the start for the Staten Island Yankees. Cote is 0-0 with a 7.59 ERA in three games this season.