Blasters 10, Legends 8


Lakewood Legends Can’t Quite Erase 5-Run Deficit In Loss To Virginia Blasters

Lakewood Legends fought back after falling down by five runs in the fourth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 10-8 defeat to Virginia Blasters on Saturday. Lakewood Legends scored five runs in the failed comeback. Tristan WelchBren Faulk, and Faulkpowered the rally with RBIs.

Despite the loss, Lakewood Legends did collect six hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Virginia Blasters had eight hits on the way to victory.

Lakewood Legends fired up the offense in the first inning, when Austin Kirkpatrick hit a solo homer.

Virginia Blasters pulled away for good with eight runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Keanu Walkush‘s sac fly scored one run for Virginia Blasters, Sean Lang drew a walk, scoring one run, Braeden Nielsen singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, Chase Moore drew a walk, scoring one run, Devon Tukes doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs, and an error scored one run for Virginia Blasters.

Lakewood Legends notched three runs in the fifth inning. Lakewood Legends scored its runs on an RBI home run by Welch.

Nicolas Graziano led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Virginia Blasters. He went five innings, allowing six runs on five hits and striking out five.

Nytorious Cooler was on the hill for Lakewood Legends. He allowed three hits and five runs over three and a third innings, striking out two. Dylan SchumacherLogan Dunbar, and Azriel Davidson each contributed in relief for Lakewood Legends.

Lakewood Legends socked two home runs on the day. Welch went for the long ball in the fifth inning. Kirkpatrick went deep in the first inning.

Welch went 2-for-5 at the plate to lead Lakewood Legends in hits. Lakewood Legends stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Evan Keller led the way with two.

Virginia Blasters collected eight hits. Tukes and Moore each racked up multiple hits for Virginia BlastersVirginia Blasters was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Randall “RJ” Safron had the most chances in the field with eight.

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