Power Propels Aberdeen To Series Sweep

IronBirds Blast Season-High Three Homers in 6-3 Win in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – For the first time in 2012, the IronBirds completed a series sweep as Aberdeen topped the Brooklyn Cyclones, 6-3, on Tuesday afternoon. The IronBirds belted a season-high three home runs in their final game in New York City in 2012.

RHP David Richardson made his fifth start of the season on Tuesday for the IronBirds. After tossing three scoreless innings to begin his outing, Richardson ran into some trouble in the fourth inning. LF Stefan Sabol doubled home the first run of the game with one out in frame. Richardson then walked 1B Jayce Boyd to load the bases. After a Nelfi Zapata, CF Brandon Nimmo walked which allowed C Kevin Plawecki to score.

Facing the RHP Rainy Lara for the third time this season, the IronBirds took a while to warm up. Trailing 2-0 entering the sixth inning, RF Lucas Herbst hit a line drive homer to right field. Herbst’ first professional home run cut the Birds’ deficit to one. Later in the frame, 1B Cameron Edman hit a RBI double to left field to tie the game at two.

Lara exited after six innings and the IronBirds turned it up a notch against RHP Tim Peterson in the seventh. 2B Creede Simpson led off the inning with a single. C Sam Kimmel followed Simpson in emphatic fashion. Kimmel hit a towering two-run blast down the right field line to give the IronBirds’ their first lead of the afternoon. 1B Christian Walker capped off the three-run seventh with a RBI single to center.

1B Cameron Edman finished off the Aberdeen’s powerful afternoon in the eighth inning. Edman crushed an Ernesto Yanez pitch off the scoreboard in left field for his second home run of the season. Edman’s blast put the IronBirds in front 6-3.

In his seventh start of the year, Edman extended his hitting streak to seven games.

RHP Alex Schmarzo closed out Tuesday’s game with three innings of relief en route to his first save of the year.

David Richardson (2-2) picked up the win on the day. Richardson two runs on three hits over a career-high six innings of work. Tim Peterson (1-1) got the loss out of the Cyclones’ bullpen.

The IronBirds begin a six-game homestand on Wednesday night at Ripken Stadium. RHP Mark Blackmar (2-3, 3.73) will toe the rubber for the Birds against the Jamestown Jammers.

First pitch on Wednesday in Aberdeen in scheduled for 7:05 p.m. with coverage set to begin at 6:50 p.m. on the IronBirds Radio Network.

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