Following a dramatic extra innings win in the home opener, the Staten Island Yankees (5-1) took down the Aberdeen IronBirds (2-4) in another competitive contest, 3-1.
Jhony Brito (W, 1-0) made his as a Staten Island Yankee throwing 5.1 innings allowing five hits, three walks, four strikeouts and one unearned run. It was not the easiest start for Brito as five of the six innings he pitched the IronBirds would threaten with runners in scoring position.
However, each time Brito was able to pitch himself out of the jam. The IronBirds would go 0-11 with runners in scoring position.
The Yankees would be the first to score in this game. In the bottom of the second, catcher Jason Lopez would score on a wild pitch. Two pitches later Carlos Vidal scored on an error by shortstop Irving Ortega.
While in the bottom of the fourth, Ryan Krill and Daniel Barrios would each get their first hit of the season. With two outs in the inning, Krill hit a double to right center. Daniel Barrios would knock him in with a double to left field giving the Yankees a 3-0 lead.
Chase Hodson and Brian Trieglaff would combine in relief to throw 3.2 innings allowiing just one hit and striking out three batters. Trieglaff would pick up his second save of the season while Brito picked up his first win in his first start of the year.
The Baby Bombers go for the sweep on Monday night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark with first pitch at 7 p.m.
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