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 Braves their second victory in the last five games. The Dodgers, meanwhile, fall below .500 with a 2-3 record. The Baltimore Dodgers return to Joe Cannon Stadium Friday at 7:00 to take on the Loudoun Riverdogs.