Silver Spring-Takoma Ousts Herndon, 13-10
June 22, 2017
For the second straight night, the Herndon Braves dropped a home contest, falling to the Silver Spring-Takoma T Bolts by a score of 13-10.
Herndon pitching has struggled the last two games, surrendering 26 total runs to opponents.
It took until the bottom of the fourth inning for a run to cross the plate, as the Braves proceeded to score four to take a mid-game lead.
Alex Bernauer drove in Michael Kuzbel with an RBI single for the team’s first run of the game.
Moments later, Ciaran Devenney continued his hot hitting by blasting a three run homer to right-center to extend Herndon’s lead.
Despite earning a 4-0 advantage halfway through, the Braves struggled to contain the T Bolts offense as they went on to score 10 unanswered to more than double Herndon’s output.
Silver Spring-Takoma scored in three consecutive innings, putting up a pair in the fifth, four in the sixth, and three in the seventh.
The Braves weren’t finished, however, as Richard Constantine drove in a run to make it 10-5 with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Ciaran Devenney followed with a bases-clearing triple to cut the deficit to two.
The following inning, Cayden Stover managed to leg out an infield single to bring in Conner Hall to put the Braves within one.
Despite the late scoring, Silver Spring-Takoma added insurance in the top of the ninth with a three-run longball to put the game out of reach, closing things out in the final half inning after allowing the Braves' final run.
On the mound for the Braves, Casey Goldenberg took the ball for the start and threw 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out one and walking four.
With the loss, the Braves return to .500 at 8-8.
The team’s next game will be on the road tomorrow as they travel to Alexandria to take on the Aces at Frank Mann Field. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.