Redbirds 5, Blasters 1


Norfolk Redbirds Clinches Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Virginia Blasters

Norfolk Redbirds stole the lead late and defeated Virginia Blasters 5-1 on Thursday. The game was tied at one with Norfolk Redbirds batting in the bottom of the sixth when Darren McKeownsingled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Virginia Blasters opened up scoring in the first inning, when Shane Steinard grounded out, scoring one run.

Norfolk Redbirds knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the second inning, when Carlo Zorola singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Norfolk Redbirds pulled away for good with four runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Nicholas Hussey doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run and Peter Stauber singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.

Marco Quintero got the win for Norfolk Redbirds. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out two and walking zero. Davis Gurosky and Tyrin Everette entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Zac Capps took the loss for Virginia Blasters. He allowed three hits and one run over three innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Dylan Francoeur started the game for Norfolk Redbirds. He lasted five innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out eight and walking one Nicolas Graziano started the game for Virginia Blasters. He surrendered four runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out eight

Norfolk Redbirds tallied 12 hits on the day. Max LipscombMcKeownZorola, and Hussey all managed multiple hits for Norfolk RedbirdsHusseyZorolaMcKeown, and Lipscomb each collected two hits to lead Norfolk Redbirds.

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