Aberdeen, M.D. (August 29th, 2019) - After a dogfight in game one with Brooklyn, Aberdeen's offense came to play on Thursday night. Helped by a 17 hit day, the IronBirds took a 12-3 victory to set the table for a rubbermatch on Friday.
W: Dan Hammer
L: Nate Jones
- 1st inning: Aberdeen trailed 2-0 through the top half, and exploded in the bottom. Jaylen Ferguson led it off with his second homer in two nights. That would spark a seven hit, eight run inning for the 'Birds. Andrew Daschbach, Ian Evans and Clay Fisher drove home the next three runs. Ferguson then batted again, and cleared the bases. Mason Janvrin capped off the inning with an RBI and it was quickly 8-2 IronBirds
- 3rd inning: After tagging on two more runs in the 2nd, Jaylen Ferguson doubled. He was a single away from the cycle and got three more chances at it
- 6th inning: Clay Fisher had a RBI single. It was his third of four hits, and two more runs scored to make it 12-3 IronBirds.
KEY IRONBIRD CONTRIBUTORS:
- Jaylen Ferguson: 3-for-6, 2 R, HR, 3B, 2B, 4 RBI
- Clay Fisher: 4-for-4, 2 RBI
- Ian Evans: 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI
- Mason Janvrin: 2-for-5, R
NEWS AND NOTES
- Aberdeen has now evened the series with Brooklyn. The two teams have each won five games, and Friday is the utimate rubber match.
- 17 hits was a season high, and 8 runs in the first inning was the most in any frame all season for Aberdeen.
- Ferguson became the third IronBird to be one hit shy of the cycle this season
- With 5 games to go, Aberdeen is tied for the Wild Card with Brooklyn. Tomorrow they will play in front of a sell out crowd to pick a series winner.
- IronBirds vs. Cyclones - 7:05 on Friday, August 29th
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.