The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts (6-9) took one of two games in a doubleheader against the D.C. Grays (6-10) on Saturday. The Grays won the first game 4-3, as Anthony Amoroso grabbed his first win of the season for D.C. Amoroso pitched six stellar innings with only one earned run. On the other side, Huei-Sheng Lin took the loss for Silver Spring.
BYU product Mitch McIntyre had an incredible day at the plate and fueled much of the Grays' success. In the first inning of Game #1, he blasted a home run to get D.C. on the board. From there, McIntyre tallied all four runs for the Grays, finishing the game 4-5 with 4 RBI's. McIntyre's outing was capped with an RBI single which gave the Grays the winning run, putting them ahead 4-2.
The T-Bolts stayed with the Grays for the majority of the game. In the second inning, 1B Tucker Childers tied the score at 1 with an RBI groundout. 3B Matt Ballance knocked in a run of his own with another RBI groundout. Going into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Grays were up by two. DH Zach Buck made it a one run game with a clutch RBI single. Unfortunately for Silver Spring, the T-Bolts stranded the tying run on third and lost by a final score of 4-3.
The second contest was all about pitching. Silver Spring triumphed 1-0 in a shortened seven inning game, backed by one of the best pitching performances of the season from Andy Rozylowicz. The senior from UMBC pitched a complete game, allowing only three hits and no earned runs. Rozylowicz improved to 1-1 on the season and now sports a 1.28 ERA.
Mason Belcher also pitched well for D.C. He only gave up one hit through four innings, but allowed the T-Bolts only run. In the first inning, Jack Schroeder scored after a costly error by the Grays' first baseman Ryan Shaw. The run was unearned, however the loss still goes to Belcher.
The T-Bolts head to Rock Ridge High School today to take on the Loudoun Riverdogs at 7pm. The game will be broadcast on tboltsradio.com.