IronBirds fall behind Doubledays early in game two of the series and never recover
ABERDEEN, MD – The evening started off slow at Ripken Stadium in the second game of the series for the Aberdeen IronBirds and the Auburn Doubledays.
After two scoreless first and second innings, SS Josh Johnson scored off of a sacrifice fly by 2B Tony Renda putting the Doubledays in the lead, 1-0.
Bats came alive for both teams in the 6th inning. In the top of the inning, 3B Carlos Lopez and RF Jordan Poole plated on a single hit by CF Walter Ramos. The IronBirds rallied in the bottom of the 6th inning when CF Anthony Vega earned his second triple of the year bringing SS Anthony Caronia to home plate. Vega then scored on a ground out by 2B Creede Simpson, bringing the score to 3-2.
P Sander Beck walked Renda and 1B Shawn Pleffner in the top of the 7th inning giving the Doubledays a 5-2 lead.
LF Estarlin Martinez singled on a fly ball and allowed Renda to score gaining a run for the Doubledays.
Aberdeen added an additional run in the bottom of the 8th inning when Simpson scored off of a single by 3B Torsten Boss, bringing the score to 6-3.
P Brett Mooneyham (1-0) picked up the win for the Doubledays. Cameron Coffey (0-4) got the loss for Aberdeen.
Cameron Coffey, drafted in the 22nd round of the 2009 MLB draft, had his best start of the year with 5IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K.
The IronBirds and the Doubledays will end their three-game series Friday, July 13. RHP Sebastian Vader (0-2, 7.31) will face Doubleday’s LHP Nick Lee (0-0, 2.93) The Birds’ then begin a three game home series against the Batavia Muckdugs on Saturday, July 14. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. with coverage on the IronBirds Radio Network set to begin at 6:45 p.m.