For the second straight game, the Thunderbolts (2-0) use a huge offensive output to earn a win. A day after bludgeoning the Alexandria Aces 8-3 the T-Bolts continued to hammer the baseball in a 9-2 victory over the Loudoun Riverdogs (0-1). Spencer Haroldson got the start and the win for Takoma. The Sophomore gave up a single hit over five frames of one-run ball but did allow four walks, all of which came in the second inning. Haroldson showed off his composure in the second as he got out of a bases loaded and one out scenario allowing only one run.
The story of the game, however, was the hitting, as the T-Bolts chased Loudon starter Tim Newell after only four innings. While the outpouring of offense was fairly spread out through the lineup, with all but two players collecting a hit, two T-Bolts stars shone bright in the Silver Spring night. Freshman Corey Rosier and Junior Tucker Childers combined for five hits and seven RBIs to lead the barrage, capped off by an eight-inning 3-run shot courtesy of Rosier. The Chipola College commit also stole a base in the contest. Rosier’s power partner Tucker Childers spoke to the boost that a massive night can have on the next game. “Confidence is a huge factor when you step in the box. Coming off a 3 for 5 night certainly leaves you with a little bit more confidence in the game to come”.
The Riverdogs will continue to look for their first win as they take on the Bethesda Big Train while the T-Bolts will be back in action on Friday against the Baltimore Redbirds.