The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts play their third straight game against the Alexandria Aces this evening at Blair with the first pitch scheduled for 7 pm. The T-Bolts Radio Network will broadcast the game beginning at 6:55 pm with Julian Baron and Nate Kresh on the call; Clark Boinis will handle social media and in-game production.
On Sunday, the Bolts swept the Aces in a home DH, winning the first game, 8-1 and the second, 12-1. Zeke Gongola, of Montgomery College-Germantown, (1-1) pitched a complete seven-inning masterpiece in the first game. Bradyn Kail (Calif University of Pa) went six in the second game, to improve his record to 2-0. Seven T-Bolts had multiple-hit games in the DH as the team pounded out 20 runs.
Tonight, Bryan Gilliam (Sr, UMBC) returns to the mound for the T-Bolts against the Aces. The lefthander hasn’t pitched since June 27 when he took the loss in a game against the Big Train at Blair. He hopes to even his 1-2 record tonight. Pitching for the Aces is Brandon McGaw (Fr, Georgetown), a righthander with an 0-1 record. McGaw pitched two innings against the T-Bolts at Frank Mann Field on June 29 in a game the Bolts ultimately won, 6-5. McGaw did not figure in the decision.
Following tonight’s game, the Bolts travel to South County Field in Lorton, Virginia, for a doubleheader with the FCA Braves. Both games will be broadcast on the T-Bolts Radio Network beginning at 4:25 pm; Neal Lavon is on the call in the first game, Nate Kresh will join in for the second game. The Bolts have not yet listed starting pitchers for the DH; the Braves will be going with Lathan Todd (So, The Citadel) in the first game. Todd has a record of 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA. Jack Nathan (So, High Point U) will take his 3-1 record with a 3.41 ERA against the Bolts in the second game.
We will update when we learn T-Bolt pitchers for the DH. Following the Thursday doubleheader, a critical game against the DC Grays in the battle for second place and a playoff bye will take place at Blair Friday night at 7 pm. Takoma Park City TV will record the game for future playback on the Takoma Park cable access channel and on YouTube.