June 6, 2019 – Virginia Beach, VA
Greenbrier Knights’s Strong Offense Falls Just Short To Norfolk Redbirds
Greenbrier Knights‘s bats were strong against Norfolk Redbirds on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough as Greenbrier Knights fell 25-10.
The Greenbrier Knights struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Norfolk Redbirds, giving up 25 runs.
Norfolk Redbirds opened up an early lead in the second inning when Nicholas Hussey doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs.
After Norfolk Redbirds scored four runs in the top of the seventh, Greenbrier Knights answered with four of their own. Norfolk Redbirds scored when Nathan Lozar singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs, Peter Stauber grounded out, scoring one run, and Hussey singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. Greenbrier Knights then answered when Ricky Sisto drew a walk, scoring one run, Colby Gunter singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Scott McDonoughsingled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, and Wesley Bonney‘s sac fly scored one run for Greenbrier Knights.
Norfolk Redbirds took the lead for good with four runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Lozartripled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run, Ben Berger singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, and Hussey grounded out, scoring one run.
Norfolk Redbirds scored ten runs in the ninth inning. Max Lipscomb, Darren McKeown, Jordan Hara, Lozar, Taylor Heck, and Berger each had RBIs in the big inning.
Ethan Buckley earned the victory on the hill for Norfolk Redbirds. He allowed four hits and five runs over four innings, striking out five. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Adam Shaffer, Tyrin Everette, Justin Durnil, and Alec Hanney all securing outs and ultimately the victory.
Stefan Lesco was on the pitcher’s mound for Greenbrier Knights. He allowed six hits and eight runs over four innings, striking out four. McDonough, Masaki Furudono, and Jake Crumbly each contributed in relief for Greenbrier Knights.
Greenbrier Knights launched one home run on the day. Brandon Clark had a four bagger in the third inning.
Greenbrier Knights racked up ten hits. Gunter and McDonough each collected multiple hits for Greenbrier Knights. McDonough and Gunter each managed two hits to lead Greenbrier Knights.
Norfolk Redbirds collected 20 hits on the day. Christopher Mills, Hussey, Berger, Lozar, Stauber, and Hara all managed multiple hits for Norfolk Redbirds. Norfolk Redbirds tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Berger led the way with four.
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