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Bierfeldt squares off against MLB 2013 # 1 Draft Pick, Mark Appel.

POSTED July 10, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TROY, NEW YORK: Torrington’s own Conor Bierfeldt got a chance to see what all the hype was about concerning this year’s number one draft pick, Mark Appel.

Bierfeldt and his Aberdeen Ironbird teammates met up with the former Stanford ace on Tuesday as the Tri-State Valley Cats hosted the Ironbirds in a game won by the visitors 8-2 in 10 innings.

The former American Legion star knocked in the go ahead run in the top of the 10th with an RBI single, one of six runs his team would score in the frame in a 6-2 win.

In the first inning in the game played in upstate New York in front of a crowd of nearly 4600, Bierfeldt took a called third strike against Appel but ended up going 3-5 with a run scored and that all important RBI.

Aberdeen, a Baltimore Oriole Class A farm team is currently in second place in the McNamara Division of the New York Penn League with a 12-10 record, one half game behind the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Bierfeldt, who has alternated between DH and outfield so far this year as the team’s cleanup hitter, is batting .227 in 20 games.

He has four home runs and 11 runs batted in and scored 10 runs. Bierfeldt is tied for the team lead in homers and second in both RBI and runs scored.

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