By Robert Stadnik
Hanover Md. – The Baltimore Dodgers just can’t seem to put thigs together this season when it comes to closing out game. After taking a 4-0 lead into the seventh inning they allow Gaithersburg to score 10 runs over the final three frames to drop their record to 4-11.
The night started out well for the Dodgers as pitcher Mark Michael, making his first start of the summer, worked around a lead-off single and a walk to keep Gaithersburg off the board.
Baltimore would take the lead in the bottom of the inning when Brandon McIlwain (UC Berkley) doubled off the left field fence to bring in Nick Ortega (Creighton), who had worked a one out walk.
The score would remain 1-0 until the Dodgers came to bat in the fifth, and the bats woke up. Shane Coker (Creighton), making his 2017 debut, drew a walk to lead off the inning. After a fly out, catcher Shamoy Christopher (Tennessee Wesleyan) doubled to left to put runners at second and third.
Joey Ortiz (New Mexico State), t...