Birds down Modoc 9-2
The Thunderbirds closed out the regular season Thursday night with a sound defeat of Modoc 9-2 at Reverchon Park. With the win, the birds set a new franchise record with 13 regular season wins and secured the #2 seed in the playoffs.
Four pitchers combined hold Modoc to 2 runs on the evening. Brent Smerczynski was the opener going the first 2 innings. John Menth picked up the win going the next two. Ron Short went 1 1/3 and the game was closed out by Brad Bode, picking up the final 2 outs in the 6th.
At the plate the birds were led by Brad Petty with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Rob Carroll was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored , Brian Synatzske had2 hits, Menth added 2 hits and 2 runs scored while Short was 2 for 2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Other T-birds collecting hits on the night included Smerczynski, Bode and Jody Nicewonger.