After scoring seventeen runs and allowing just five runs in two games, the T-Bolts (2-1) mustered only four runs and gave up nine runs in a loss to the Baltimore Redbirds (2-1). Trey McGough was on the mound for Silver Spring. He pitched scoreless frames in the first and third, but a rough second inning hurt his final line as he ended up allowing three runs on four hits, picking up five strikeouts in the effort.
Jacob Pecilunas came in relief of McGough and was brilliant. The Towson commit hurled three hitless, scoreless innings and recorded two punchouts. Pecilunas was efficient, firing twenty of his thirty-one pitches for strikes.
On the offensive side the T-Bolts got on the board in the third with a two-RBI triple courtesy of Corey Rosier. Both offenses fell silent until the bottom of the seventh. Pinch-hitter Jack Schroder delivered, smoking a 2-1 pitch to earn a double and score Josh Simon. Later in the inning, 3B Jimmy Cain rocked a ball to center field, scoring Corey Rosier and giving Silver Spring its first lead of the night at 4-3.
The Redbirds offense caught inferno in the eight and ninth innings, putting up three runs in both frames. LHP Teddy Blumanauer pitched the eighth and was saddled with the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year. David Moore got the win for the Redbirds.
The T-Bolts remain at home for their next contest, battling the Baltimore Dodgers at Blair Stadium on Saturday at 7pm. You can listen to the game live at tboltsradio.com.