Rutschman's Five Hit Night Fuels Comeback Win
ABERDEEN, M.D. - Adley Rutschman had the best offensive day of his professional career on Monday night in Aberdeen. Aberdeen trailed 2-0 in the 6th and battled back to win 6-2. They were paced by Rutschman's five hits, including a solo homer and a bases clearing triple.
W: Houston Roth
L: Clark Cota
Vermont's 5th: In the top half the Lake Monsters grabbed two runs on an RBI single for Yerdel Vargas. They were the first two runs of the game.
Aberdeen's 5th: With two singles under his belt already, Rutschman stepped up and saw an 0-2 fastball. He blasted it over the right-center field wall and cut Vermont's lead in half.
8th inning: Aberdeen tied it on an RBI single up the middle for Clay Fisher. Wth the bases loaded and two outs, Rutschman got his fifth hit of the night. He roped a triple down the rightfield line and cleared the bases to end his career night.
KEY IRONBIRDS CONTRIBUTORS
Adley Rutschman: 5-for-5, 3B, HR, 4 RBI
Clay Fisher: 2-for-4, RBI, R
NEWS AND NOTES
Aberdeen took the series finale, and the ultimate rubbermatch with a 5-4 edge through nine games in 18 days with Vermont.
With 12 games to go, Aberdeen is 36-27, 0.5 games out of the New York-Penn League Wild Card spot. After cancelling a game in Tri-City, the IronBirds will only play 75 games this season.
All Star Break, Aberdeen will have two games off before heading to Staten Island to begin a six game road trip on Thursday.
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