IronBirds whitewashed 5-0 by Jamestown Jammers on Friday night

Aberdeen falls to 13-28 on the year

(Courtesy Aberdeen IronBirds )
July 29, 2011

The Aberdeen IronBirds fell on the road Friday night, 5-0, to the Jamestown Jammers.

Aberdeen, which is in the cellar of the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division at 13-28 on the year, returns home Saturday for a 7:05 contest with the Mahoning Valley Crosscutters.

Aberdeen's best scoring opportunity came in the third when Dudley Leonora led off with a single, stole second and Glynn Davis followed with a one-out single that moved Leonora to third. After Sammie Starr walked to load the bases with one out, Mychal Givens grounded into an inning-ending double play.

In the sixth, Starr belted a one-out triple to the wall in center. Givens followed with an infield single to third, but the rally was snuffed when Joe Velleggia lined out to center, and Givens was caught trying to advance to second base.

Austin Knight went 2-for-3 with a double, which was Aberdeen's only extra-base hit besides Starr's triple. Davis was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, while Leonora, Starr and Givens each had one hit. Starr had the IronBirds' only walk.

IronBirds Parker Bridwell (2-4) took the loss, going four innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking two. Ryan Berry tossed two innings of relief for Aberdeen, surrendering one run on five hits, striking out two and not allowing a walk. Zach Fowler closed out the game for Aberdeen, holding Jamestown hitless and striking out two hitters over two innings.

The Jammers scored three runs in the second, another in the third and closed with a run in the fifth.

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