The Baltimore Redbirds (9-5) scored two runs in the opening frame and never gave up that lead for the rest of the game, beating the Silver Spring-Takoma T-Bolts (5-8) by a comfortable margin, 13-2.
Nick Turnbull (1-1, 3.24 ERA) got the W for Baltimore as he pitched three innings, giving up a hit and two walks and only one run. Jaren Zinn (0-1, 7.71 ERA) was saddled with the loss for Takoma, surrendering five earned runs on seven hits and four walks over three frames of work.
The T-Bolts got their first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth off the bat of Zach Buck. The Holy Cross Sophomore scored Corey Rosier on a sacrifice with one gone in the inning. Takoma's only other run came in the seventh. Hunter Pearre also got a run across via the sacrifice as he scored Jack Schroeder.
The Redbirds scored quickly and scored often. The most notable performers were OF Carl Gindl, SS Anthony Servideo, and 1B Alex Tappen. Gindl was the big winner going 4/5 on the day with three runs, one RBI and one walk, improving his batting average to .490 on the year. Anthony Servideo was one for six at the dish with three strikeouts, but he made his lone hit count. The Sophomore currently attending Missississippi tripled in the eighth to bring home Joe Zirolli and Carl Gindl. Alex Tappen was brought in two batters after Servideo's knock as a pinch hitter and doubled in his first at-bat, scoring two.
The T-Bolts play again Friday against the Gaithersburg Giants (7-6). The Giants are coming off of a 5-2 win over the Loudon Riverdogs. The game is at Criswell Field and will start at 7pm. Listen live at tboltsradio.com