Herndon Surrenders Late Lead to Loudoun, Lose 9-6

June 17, 2017


The Braves were unable to avenge Tuesday’s loss to Loudoun on Saturday night, dropping a back-and-forth contest by a final score of 9-6.


Loudoun would be the first on the scoreboard, tallying three runs in the bottom of the second, two of which were unearned.


The Braves responded explosively in the next half inning as they would one-up the Riverdogs by putting up four runs to claim the lead for the first time in the game.


Three consecutive RBI singles from Michael Kuzbel, Alex Bernauer and Kyle Benjamin—who brought in two with his single—is what it took to make it happen, but the lead would not last long.


The Riverdogs tied it up in the bottom of the fourth with another unearned run, making it 4-4. Then again in the sixth, they added another run thanks to a Mason Scoville RBI single to retake the lead.


The top of the eighth looked promising for Herndon, as the offense would spark for a pair of runs that would give them a one-run edge. However, the bottom of the eighth turned ugly when the Braves gave up four runs and eventually, the game.


On the mound for the Braves, Collin Bazemore was efficient in his 1.2 innings of work, throwing no-hit ball and striking out three of his six batters faced.


With the loss, the Braves fall to 6-6.


The club’s next game will be a home contest against the D.C. Grays. The location will be Herndon High School, and first pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.