Norfolk Redbirds Clinches Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Greenbrier Knights
Norfolk Redbirds nabbed the lead late in the game in an 8-4 victory over Greenbrier Knights on Friday. The game was tied at three with Norfolk Redbirds batting in the bottom of the sixth when Nicholas Hussey doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
In the first inning, Greenbrier Knights got their offense started when Ryan Boyce singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
Norfolk Redbirds evened things up at three in the bottom of the fifth inning when Ben Bergergrounded out, scoring one run.
After Greenbrier Knights scored one run in the top of the third, Norfolk Redbirds answered with one of their own. Greenbrier Knights scored when Scott McDonough singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run. Norfolk Redbirds then answered when Berger singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Norfolk Redbirds pulled away for good with two runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Carlo Zorolagrounded out, scoring one run.
Norfolk Redbirds notched three runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Jordon Wright and Berger.
Alec Hanney got the start for Norfolk Redbirds. He went three innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out one and walking zero.
Jake Crumbly toed the rubber for Greenbrier Knights. He lasted five innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out three. Luke Lageman and Kevin Restin entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.
Norfolk Redbirds tallied nine hits on the day. Darren McKeown and Berger each managed multiple hits for Norfolk Redbirds. Berger and McKeown each managed two hits to lead Norfolk Redbirds. Norfolk Redbirds tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Jacob Ford led the way with two.
Greenbrier Knights racked up ten hits. Boyce, McDonough, and Tredell Blow all collected multiple hits for Greenbrier Knights. Greenbrier Knights didn’t commit a single error in the field. Boyce had five chances in the field, the most on the team.
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