Braves Derail Big Train with a 6-0 Shutout
June 16, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – The Herndon Braves got the weekend started off right on Friday evening, escaping their contest against the Bethesda Big Train with a shutout.
Limiting the opposition to just four hits on the night, the Herndon pitching staff kept the Big Train in check, allowing the offense to relax and deliver at the plate.
Yet again, the Braves jumped out to an early lead, scoring twice in the top of the second as a result of a fielder’s choice-error combo that brought in Ciaran Devenney and Bowen Plagge.
Both teams would advance rather quietly into the night, until the seventh inning where Herndon would tack on another to extend the lead to three.
Heading into the final inning, the Braves still maintained a 3-0 lead and were seeing little life from the Bethesda bats, but the club added three additional runs for extra insurance.
Sealing the victory in the bottom of the ninth, the Braves secured their first shutout of the season en route to improving their overall record to 6-5.
On the mound for the Braves, Michael Geary and Reid Frazier were simply spectacular, as the former went 5.2 innings allowing zero runs on three hits while the latter tossed 3 innings allowing just one hit and striking out two.
The Braves next game will be tomorrow on the road against the Loudoun Riverdogs at Rock Ridge High School. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.