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Yankees fall to Ironbirds in extras
07/28/2013 7:07 PM ET

Staten Island, NY - June 28th - The Staten Island Yankees resumed the June 25th game that was suspended in the bottom of the fifth due to loss of power at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Sunday, but fell 11-8 to the Aberdeen Ironbirds.

When the game resumed, the Yankees were leading 8-4; however the Ironbirds scored two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to tie it. Aberdeen later scored three runs in the tenth for the win.

The Ironbirds put up four runs in the first, on four hits. Left fielder Sam Kimmel scored on a double by second baseman Kris Richards; and later, Richards crossed the plate on a double by DH Connor Bierfeldt. Up next, right fielder Manny Hernandez hit an RBI single to left. Hernandez came around to score when catcher Austin Wynns reached on a fielding error by third baseman Kale Sumner.

In the bottom of the second, Staten Island rallied for six runs. Calderon hit a grand slam to right field to score Mikeson Oliberto, Derek Toadvine, and Brandon Thomas. Earlier in the inning, Oliberto hit an RBI single to plate Isaias Tejeda and then Bubba Jones grounded out to second allowing Hector Crespo to come home. Crespo had reached first after being hit by a pitch.

The Yankees added another couple of runs in the following frame. Crespo led off the inning with a line drive single to centerfield, and then advanced to third on a passed ball. Oliberto hit a line drive single, and Cresp came in to score. Later stealing second, Oliberto crossed the plate on a Bubba Jones RBI single, making it 8-4.

In the seventh, Jeff Kemp scored on a wild pitch by Andrew Benak after reaching on a double. Following, Conner Bierfeldt homered on a fly ball to left. Then, in the eighth, Sam Kimmel singled to center to plate Scott Kalush. Jared Breen later scored on a sacrifice fly by Hector Veloz to knot the game at 8-8.

Nick Rumbelow came in in the tenth to replace Dillon McNamara, who blew the save. Three consecutive singles followed by a double off the bat of Veloz gave the Ironbirds a three-run advantage.

Donnie Hart earned the win for Aberdeen after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings. He allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out two. Nick Rumbelow suffered his first loss. He pitched the last frame, and allowed three earned runs off four hits and one walk.

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