Playing on the road Tuesday, one night after they corrected a six-game skid by defeating Batavia, the IronBirds won their second straight contest, defeating the host-team Staten Island Yankees, 10-4.
Shortstop Anthony Caronia had a big night at the plate for the IronBirds, going 4-for-4 with a triple, a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored. Aberdeen leadoff man Anthony Vega was 1-for-5 with a three-run homer, while Sam Kimmel went 2-for-3 with a team-high three runs scored.
Aberdeen starter Cameron Coffey (1-4) earned his first win of the season, going five innings in which he struck out four, walked one and allowed one earned run on five hits.
Sander Beck closed out the game for Aberdeen with four innings of shutout relief, striking out five, walking two and holding the Yankees to a pair of hits along the way.
With the victory, Aberdeen jumped to 11-18 on the season, and through Tuesday's game the IronBirds were tied for third place with Staten Island in the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times