Braves Return to Winning Ways With Baltimore Victory
June 14, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD – Rebounding quickly from last night’s loss, the Herndon Braves defeated the Baltimore Dodgers by a score of 6-5.
With a bizarre sequence in the top of the first, Brett Norwood managed to advance to second on a balk, then to third on a passed ball, then home on a wild pitch to score the game’s first run.
Baltimore exploded for three runs in the bottom of the third, but the Braves responded with a pair in the top of the fourth, tying it up at 3-3.
Kyle Benjamin drove in Alex Bernauer with an RBI single, and Conner Hall followed with the same, bringing in Bowen Plagge.
The fifth and the sixth saw no runs from either team, but Herndon threw up another pair on the scoreboard, as Ciaran Devenney’s two-run longball put the Braves out in front once again.
The Dodgers had a home run up their sleeve as well, as a solo shot would cut the deficit to one.
In the eighth, Herndon’s Kyle Benjamin brought in another with a sacrifice fly, a run that would prove to be the game winner.
Despite the fact that Baltimore managed to scratch a run across in the bottom half, Herndon’s pitching staff kept their offense at bay to close out the win.
On the mound for the Braves, Connor Jones put together a solid five innings in his start, allowing just three runs on three hits while striking out four.
Herndon’s next game will be on the road tomorrow, June 15 against the Gaithersburg Giants. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.