The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts (11-16) won their second game in a row with a 7-2 win against the D.C. Grays (12-16) on Friday at Washington Nationals Academy. The T-Bolts were fueled by a three RBI day from 1B Tucker Childers. Andy Rozylowicz got the win for Silver Spring. with six strong innings pitched while only giving up two runs. Chris Kelly took the loss for D.C. despite allowing just one earned run. The Grays committed two errors in the game which led to three unearned runs.
Childers got the T-Bolts on the board early in the first inning with a hard hit RBI single to left field. D.C RF Jawan McAllister quickly responded with a solo blast to tie it up with one. McAllister's third home run of the season leads the Grays. In the fifth, the T-Bolts broke this one open. With two outs and the bases loaded, D.C pitcher Ed Herbener tossed a wild pitch to T-Bolts C Turner Davis In a miraculous turn of events, three runs scored on the play! The shocking play gave Silver Spring a 4-1 lead. From there, the T-Bolts never looked back.
Childers plated two more runs in the eighth to cap off his fantastic day. The Mississippi State product leads the T-Bolts with 16 RBI and a .306 batting average. 2B Hunter Pearre also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two singles.
The T-Bolts will look to continue their hot streak on Saturday in a doubleheader with the Rockville Express at Montgomery Blair Stadium. The first game starts at 5pm and the second starts at 7pm. Listen to the game live at tboltsradio.com