The Loudoun Riverdogs (1-4) captured their first win of the season on Thursday night in a 5-4 victory over the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts (3-3). Andy Rozylowicz took the loss for the T-Bolts. He is now 0-1 on the year, with a 2.57 ERA. James Price got the win for Loudoun, pitching six innings without giving up a single earned run. Brian Lawson finished strong for the Riverdogs and got the save.
Loudoun got on the board in the first inning thanks to a single from 3B Collin Watt. The inning was extended after Rozylowicz threw a ball over 1B Tucker Childers's head. Greg Popatak made it 2-0 in favor of the Riverdogs with a sacrifice fly to right field.
In the fourth inning, the T-Bolts responded with three runs of their own. Grambling State product Ace Felder knocked in a run with his second hit of the season to give the Thunderbolts their third run. All of the T-Bolts' runs were unearned. The Riverdogs committed four errors, three of which were charged on 3B Collin Watt.
The Riverdogs took a 5-3 lead in the fifth after RF Nick Atkinson made a high throw to third base early in the inning. Atkinson's high throw led to Watt scoring the winning run for Loudoun.
The T-Bolts head to Alexandria tomorrow to take on the Aces at 6:30pm. The game will be broadcast live at tboltsradio.com.