Peter O'Brien provides power surge as Staten Island Yankees blank Aberdeen, 8-0
Aug/31/12 08:26 AM Filed in: Peter O'Brien
ABERDEEN, Md. — University of Miami product Peter O’Brien blasted his ninth home run of the season for the Staten Island Yankees to set the tone for Wednesday night’s 8-0 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds before 6,391 fans at Ripken Stadium.
O’Brien’s two-run shot keyed a three-run first inning for the 27-41 Baby Bombers, who extended their winning streak to four straight and their late-season resurgence with the 11th win in 13 games.
Starting pitcher Angel Rancon worked five innings for the win, while Tim Flight earned a four-inning save while allowing one hit.
Matt Duran continued his red-hot hitting with a 3-for-5 night, while Isaias Tejeda went 3-for-4. Exicardo Cayones and Jose Rosario added two hits apiece as the last four batters in Staten Island’s lineup combined for 10 of the team’s 11 hits.
The Baby Bombers added three runs in the fourth inning and two more in the eighth.