Braves Can't Repeat Saturday Magic, Fall 6-2 to Giants
June 25, 2017
HERNDON, VA – Following last night’s walk-off win that was capped by a Ciaran Devenney homer in the bottom of the ninth, the Braves were unable to follow up with any magic on Sunday night, falling to the Gaithersburg Giants by a score of 6-2.
The scoring didn’t open up until the third inning, where the Giants would post a three spot in the top half to take an early lead.
Unable to respond in the bottom of the third, they returned to the defensive side of the ball in the fourth where they would surrender another run to the Giants, making it 4-0.
Tacking on another run in the sixth, the Giants seemed to be running away with the game, up 5-0 heading into the final three innings; however, the Braves offense found late life in the seventh.
Conner Hall blasted a shot off the left field fence that brought in Brett Norwood to plate the team’s first run. Shortly following, a Richard Constantine fielder’s choice allowed another run to score, cutting the deficit to three.
It was in the top of the ninth that the Giants would nullify that effort, as they would score their sixth run to make it 6-2 heading into the final half inning where they would close out the Braves for the victory.
On the mound for the Braves, Randolf Flores was sharp in relief, tossing 2.2 innings allowing just one hit and striking out four.
With the loss, the Braves drop to 9-10 on the season.
The club’s next games will be in the form of a doubleheader against the D.C. Grays in Washington tomorrow, June 26. Games will be at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.