Virginia Blasters Claims Lead In Seventh Inning To Defeat Portsmouth Yardbirds
Virginia Blasters stole the lead late and defeated Portsmouth Yardbirds 7-6 on Friday. The game was tied at four with Portsmouth Yardbirds batting in the top of the seventh when Cam Wallace singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Virginia Blasters collected eight hits and Portsmouth Yardbirds had seven in the high-scoring affair.
Portsmouth Yardbirds got on the board in the first inning. Oscar Benitez drew a walk, scoring one run.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Virginia Blasters tied things up at six when Caleb Davis‘s sac fly scored one run for Virginia Blasters.
Virginia Blasters scored three runs in the fifth inning. Virginia Blasters big bats were led by Shane Steinard and Keanu Walkush, who all drove in runs.
Portsmouth Yardbirds scored three runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught by Portsmouth Yardbirds was led by Joshua Brown, Wallace, and Ryan Gallagher, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Joseph Vargas was the winning pitcher for Virginia Blasters. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out two and walking zero. Young Sub Han and Andrew Felitonentered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Robert McDaniel took the loss for Portsmouth Yardbirds. He lasted two innings, allowing three hits and three runs while walking zero.
Duncan Newman started the game for Virginia Blasters. He allowed zero hits and one run over one-third of an inning, striking out one Justice Page started the game for Portsmouth Yardbirds. He allowed two hits and one run over four innings, striking out four
Virginia Blasters hit one home run on the day. Chase Moore went deep in the first inning.
Virginia Blasters tallied eight hits in the game. Steinard and Walkush each had multiple hits for Virginia Blasters. Walkush and Steinard each managed two hits to lead Virginia Blasters.
Portsmouth Yardbirds tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Joe Gross led the way with three.
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