The second-place Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, fresh off an extra innings come from behind victory over the DC Grays, 5-4, last night at Blair, take on the Gaithersburg Giants this afternoon at Criswell Automotive Field at Kelly Park. Game time is 4:00 pm, broadcast time on the T-Bolts Radio Network is 3:55 pm, with Neal Lavon on the call, and Justin Jaquis on social media.
The Giants are coming off a home doubleheader split yesterday with the Bethesda Big Train, dropping the opener 6-4, but winning the nightcap, 4-3.
Yash Rane (Jr, Lehigh) takes the mound in his third start for the Bolts. Yash is 1-0 on the season with his win coming over the FCA Braves in a game at Blair on June 14. In that game, Yash went five innings, allowed five runs on five hits, walking four and striking out five. His other start came against the Bethesda Big Train at Shirley Povich Field on June 7, a game won by the T-Bolts, 13-4. Yash did not figure in the decision.
His opposite number on the mound is Zach Adams (So, Campbell U) whose record is 0-1. Adams lost his one game against the Bethesda Big Train but pitched well. He went 2.1 innings, allowed one run on two hits, walking three, and striking out two. He pitched an inning against the DC Grays in Washington, a game won by the Giants, 4-3, but did not figure in the decision, His ERA is a sparkling 2.70.
The Bolts travel to DC to take on the Grays tomorrow night in a rematch of the Saturday evening contest at Blair. Game time is 7:00 pm, broadcast time on the T-Bolts Radio Network is 6:55 pm with Julian Baron and Neal Lavon on the call.