Dodgers unable to keep early lead over Braves, lose 10-6
June 15th, 2018 3:12 am

By: Matt Klinedinst

HANOVER, MD – After racing out to an early 4-0 lead in the first two innings, the Baltimore Dodgers gave up nine runs in the next three innings to lose to the Herndon Braves, 10-6.

The Dodgers scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning from RBI’s from Paul Nixon, Nick Graham and Jake Ruby. Baltimore would score another run in the second inning when Nixon was walked with the bases loaded.

Braves starting pitcher, Jake Rist was pulled after two-and-a-third innings pitched for giving up the four early runs and walking five batters.

The Braves fortunes turned around in the fourth inning when Tim Johnson and Brett Norwood drove in three runs with RBI singles to cut the lead down to 5-4.

Herndon continued to pile on, scoring five runs in the fifth inning. Vinnie Costello tied the game with an RBI triple, and Brett Norwood would add a triple of his own driving in three. The lead proved too much for the Dodgers to overcome.

The victory gives the Herndon...

Pitching and Defense Falter as The Dodgers Fall to the Grays
June 9th, 2018 1:13 pm

By Matthew Peterson

HANOVER, Md. – In a back and forth shootout the Baltimore Dodgers fell to the D.C. Grays 11-9 Friday night at Joe Cannon Stadium.

The Dodgers struck first with two runs in the second inning with Alex Gamache being hit by a pitch with bases loaded, followed by an Alex Taylor being walk two batters later bringing home the second run.
           
However, that lead was short lived. In the top of the fourth, the Grays were aided by a pair of Dodger errors to get on the board. After DJ Lardge was hit by a pitch, Jahleel Sewer reached base after third baseman Paul Dipino's low throw was unable to be scooped by Paul Nixon at first. A sacrifice bunt moved both players into scoring position. A nother error by Dipino on a Luke burton gound ball would allow Lardge to score from third and Burton to move to second. An errant pick-off attempt at second allowed Burton to move to third as Sewer came in to score. Burton would then score on a sacrifice fly by Michael McIntyre...

Dodgers Use 1st Inning Surge to Beat the Redbirds
June 8th, 2018 9:53 am

By: Matthew Klinedinst

HANOVER, Md.-      The Baltimore Dodgers bounced back from its Opening Day loss with a 10-2 beatdown of the Baltimore Redbirds. The Dodgers rode the wave of a seven-run first inning scoring surge to catapult them over Baltimore.

Redbirds pitcher Brady Stamper (L: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 7 ER, 3 BB) started the bottom of the first inning walking three of the first seven Dodger batters. The Dodgers scored its first two runs of the inning off a walk with the bases loaded and a wild pitch. Darriel Torres would clear the bases after hitting a 3 RBI triple that went over the center fielder’s head.

The Dodgers maintained its lead with two solid pitching performances by Steven Cook and Kasey Gast. Cook pitched through five innings only giving up two hits and two unearned runs and threw four strikeouts. Gast came in relief of Steven Cook in the 6th inning. Gast completed the shutout, while only giving up two hits and three walks.

The Baltimore Dodgers complete their three-...

Dodgers Fight Back, but Ultimately Fall to the Braves
June 7th, 2018 12:25 am
By Matthew Hilliard

The Herndon Braves took down the Baltimore dodgers on Wednesday 7-4 at Joe Cannon Stadium. The Braves, fueled by timely hitting and Dodger errors, were led by shortstop Austin Gauthier. Gauthier went 2-4 with two doubles, a ascrifice fly, and two runs batted in.

The Dodgers overcame their early struggles on both sides of the ball, five errors and no hits through six innings, to inch back into the game. An RBI single by Alexander Taylor in the bottom of the seventh ultimately leveled the score at four.
 
However, the Braves could not be denied. In the top of the ninth, they scored 3 runs including a 2-run double by Gauthier to deep right. Andrew Mayhew picked up the win for the Braves, while Joe Peluso was tagged with the loss.
 
The Dodgers look to bounce back tomorrow at 7 pm at Joe Cannon Stadium, as they take on cross town rivals the Baltimore Redbirds.