Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Staten Island Yankees Recap For 6/24



Staten Island, NY – June 24th – The Staten Island Yankees walked off with a 3-2 win over the Aberdeen Ironbirds after battling it out for 13 innings.

In the final frame, John Murphy led things off with a fly ball single to left. He moved to second when Michael O’Neill was hit by a pitch from reliever Nick Cunningham. Kale Sumner then lined out to right fielder Manny Hernandez before Yeicok Calderon hit the game winning single – a line drive to centerfield – to plate Murphy.

The win went to relief pitcher Dillon McNamara, who tossed 1.0 hitless inning with a strikeout. Cunningham suffered the loss for Aberdeen. He pitched just 0.1 innings, allowing one earned run off two hits.

The Ironbirds were first on the board, as centerfielder Anthony Vega took a 3-2 pitch over the right field wall in the bottom of the fifth, giving Aberdeen a 1-0 advantage.

That lead didn’t last long, however, as Staten Island scored two runs in the bottom half of the frame. Second baseman Hector Crespo reached on a two-out bunt single and stole second. Then, first baseman Bubba Jones drew a walk before shortstop John Murphy singled in Crespo. Centerfielder Mike O’Neill walked to load the bases, before third baseman Kale Sumner was hit by a pitch. That allowed Jones to cross the plate, making it 2-1.

But the Ironbirds struck again in the eighth to tie the game. Shortstop Jared Breen was hit by a pitch from reliever Andy Beresford to start the inning. Breen advanced a base when Sam Kimmel grounded out, and came home on a double by third baseman Kris Richards.

Yeicok Calderon led the Yankees’ offense going 3-for-7 with an RBI. Murphy, Crespo, and Isaias Tejeda also each had a couple of hits.

The Yankees will face the Aberdeen Ironbirds again tomorrow at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, before trading home games with the Hudson Valley Renegades on Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday’s game will begin at 7:00PM. RHP Rookie Davis (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will get his second start for Staten Island, while RHP Austin Urban (0-1, 2.08 ERA) is expected to toe the mound for the Ironbirds. Tickets are on sale now by calling 718-720-9265 or visiting the box office at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. 

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