Herndon Rallies for Late Win Against Loudoun
June 7, 2017
VIENNA, VA – On a rather cool night for what would be Herndon’s second game of the season, the Braves would garner their first win as a result of late offensive heroics.
The Riverdogs got the scoring started early in the top of the first, as a leadoff double would eventually result in the game’s first run.
Cayden Stover—the man responsible for the Braves’ lone run last night—answered in the fourth inning with a line shot up the middle that brought in Brett Norwood to knot it up at 1-1.
Later in the inning, the Braves capitalized on a defensive miscue that allowed Stover to score, making the score 2-1.
With nothing doing for either offense in the fifth, that tune would change in the sixth, where Loudoun would blast a three-run homer to reclaim the lead at 4-2. The hometown team would answer, however, as Nick Wheeler would leg out a bases-loaded infield single to cut the deficit to one.
The Braves weren’t finished, capitalizing on another Loudoun error in the bottom of the eighth to tie it up at 4-4. Adding two runs on top of that thanks to a Brett Norwood single, the club would get all it needed to secure their first victory of the season.
On the mound for the Braves, Collin Bazemore shined in his debut, tossing four innings of one-run baseball, striking out seven. In relief, Robert Klinchock followed with a hitless inning while striking out one.
With the win, the Braves improve to 1-1.
Herndon’s next game will be tomorrow night against the Alexandria Aces at Oakton High School. First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m.