Bethesda Bats Too Much for Herndon; Braves Fall 8-6
June 28, 2017
VIENNA, VA – On a beautiful Wednesday evening at Oakton High School, the Braves were unable to pace the Big Train offense, falling by a score of 8-6.
The Braves fell behind early, as Bethesda jumped out to a 4-0 over the course of the first three innings.
Cayden Stover had an answer in the bottom half, however, as he would proceed to blast a two-run home run over the centerfield fence to cut the deficit in half.
In the bottom of the fourth, Alex Bernauer made it a one-run game with a RBI single.
Later in the inning, Brett Norwood broke out the big stick, launching a three-run longball well beyond the right field fence to claim the lead for the home team for the first time in the game.
The Big Train countered with a solo shot, making it 6-5 Herndon in the top of the fifth. The club would add another to tie it up at 6-6 heading into the sixth inning.
Both offenses would go down quietly in the sixth, but Bethesda added a pair in the seventh to reclaim the lead they held earlier in the contest. Unfortunately for the Braves, those two runs proved to be too big of a hill to climb, as Bethesda would close them out for the victory.
On the mound for the Braves, Reid Frazier was brilliant, going 2.1 innings, allowing zero hits and striking out three.
With the loss, the Braves slip to 10-12 on the season.
The team’s next game will be at tomorrow, June 29 as they take on the Riverdogs in Loudoun at Rock Ridge High School. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.