High Score Not Enough To Secure Win For Portsmouth Yardbirds Over Suffolk Voyagers
June 10, 2019 – Virginia Beach, VA
Suffolk Voyagers bested Portsmouth Yardbirds in a high-scoring affair, 15-6.
The Portsmouth Yardbirds struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Suffolk Voyagers, giving up 15 runs.
Suffolk Voyagers fired up the offense in the second inning, when Talmon Hubbard threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for Suffolk Voyagers.
In the bottom of the second inning, Portsmouth Yardbirds tied things up at one when Nick Rinaldi induced Claude Hayes to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.
Suffolk Voyagers pulled away for good with one run in the third inning. In the third Nathan Mixhit a solo homer.
Portsmouth Yardbirds notched three runs in the seventh inning. Dominque Barnes had an RBI single in the inning to lead the run scoring.
Suffolk Voyagers scored six runs in the fourth inning. Suffolk Voyagers‘s big inning was driven by walks by Jinwoo Baek and Nick Davis, a single by Mix, by Matthew LaBadie, and an error on a ball put in play by Jimmy Griffin.
Rinaldi was the winning pitcher for Suffolk Voyagers. He surrendered one run on one hit over three innings, striking out two. Shawn McFeggan, Eric Minor, and Gage Riddick all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Hubbard took the loss for Portsmouth Yardbirds. He went three and a third innings, allowing seven runs on four hits and striking out two.
Suffolk Voyagers launched two home runs on the day. Matthew Staelgraeve went for the long ball in the sixth inning. Mix had a homer in the third inning.
Hayes, Liam Geib, Daniel Qin, Barnes, Eric Lucey, and Justice Page each managed one hit to lead Portsmouth Yardbirds.
Suffolk Voyagers tallied nine hits. Pedro Mendez, Mix, and Bryce Smith each had multiple hits for Suffolk Voyagers.
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