Braves Pick Up Third Straight Win at D.C.

June 12, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Looking for their third win in as many days, the Herndon Braves silenced the D.C. offense en route to a 5-1 victory Monday night.


Despite not opening the game offensively with a run the way they had done recently, the Braves managed to limit the Grays to one just one run in the first, and took care of the rest of the scoring from there on out.


In the top of the second, Chandler Miller drove in Nick Wheeler for the team’s first run, tying the game at 1-1.


In the top of the fifth, the first of three consecutive scoring innings for Herndon, Michael Kuzbel tallied an RBI double, bringing in Brett Norwood to take the lead for the first time in the game.


The sixth inning would play host to a pair of Braves runs, starting with a Kyle Benjamin solo shot to put his team up 3-1, followed by a Ciaran Devenney RBI single, making it 4-1.


Herndon would cap their offensive output in the seventh inning where Chandler Miller would drive in his second RBI of the night to put the score at 5-1.


On the mound for the Braves, the entire staff was brilliant, as Robert Klinchock went three innings in his start, giving up four hits and a lone run, followed by Colin Morse (2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R), Braydyn Vogtsberger (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R) and Reid Frazier (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R).


With the win, Herndon improves to 4-3.


The club’s next game will be tomorrow, June 13, on the road against the Loudoun Riverdogs. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.