From the Aberdeen IronBirds:
Cyclones 7 (41-21), IronBirds 4 (31-32)
Aberdeen (Runs-Hits-Errors): 4-4-2
Brooklyn (Runs-Hits-Errors): 7-10-0
WP: Nelson Peraira (1-0)
LP: Bruno Sanchez (3-4)
SV: Ryan Fraser (11)
HR: Cherry (3, 5th inning off Gurka, 1 on, 1 out)
Brooklyn, NY – The Aberdeen IronBirds jumped out to an early three run lead on Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Cyclones, but allowed seven unanswered runs and lost 7-4.
The IronBirds knocked the Cyclones starting pitcher, Jonathan Kountis out of the game in the top of the first inning after just six batters. Kountis walked four batters, including both Tyler Stampone and David Anderson with the bases loaded. Nelson Peraira then entered the game and walked Blair Dunlap with the bases loaded to give the IronBirds a 3-0 lead after half an inning.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Cyclones got one run back. Darrell Ceciliani led off the inning with a bunt single then went over to second base on a throwing error. After a ground out allowed him to advance to third base, Ceciliani scored on an infield single by Cory Vaughn to make it a 3-1 game.
The Cyclones scored three times in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead. With runners at second and third base, Wilfredo Tovar hit a two-run double to even up the game at three. Then with one out, J.B. Brown hit an RBI double to right that scored Tovar and gave the Cyclones a 4-3 lead.
In the fifth inning the Cyclones extended the lead scoring three runs on an RBI double by Joe Bonfe and a two-run home run by Will Cherry to make it a 7-3 game.
The IronBirds got a run back in the top of the sixth on an RBI ground out by Austin Knight that made the score 7-4. They would get no closer and end up losing by that score.
The winning pitcher was Nelson Peraira who pitched 3.2 innings in relief and allowed no runs on two hits.
Bruno Sanchez got the loss for the IronBirds going 4.1 innings and giving up six runs, five earned on nine hits.
In game two of the series tomorrow night RHP Scott Copeland (2-5, 3.05) will take the hill for the IronBirds against the Cyclones’ RHP A.J. Pinera (2-3, 3.17).