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.
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.
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 Lipscomb, McKeown, Zorola, and Hussey all managed multiple hits for Norfolk Redbirds. Hussey, Zorola, McKeown, and Lipscomb each collected two hits to lead Norfolk Redbirds.
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