Birds drill Knights 16-5

Posted by Thunderbirds on Jun 10 2019 at 07:56AM PDT in 2019 NTABL 35+ Veterans League

Offense was the name of the game Thursday night as your Thunderbirds erupted for 16 runs and 16 hits to improve their record to 6-0.

Brent Smerczynski got the “W” on the mound going the first four innings and improving to 5-0. Smerczynski was perfect the first 3 2/3 innings retiring the first 11 batters he faced, but ended the night surrendering 3 hits, 2 earned runs and 2 K’s . John Menth came in and cleaned up the last 2 innings collecting an impressive 5 Ks.

As far as the offense goes, the birds had 4 players collect 3 hits apiece on the night and batted through the lineup in each of the first 3 innings. Smerczynski was 3-4 with a walk,single, double, triple, 3 runs batted in and 4 runs scored. Menth added 2 singles, a double, 2 rbis and 2 runs scored. Chris Crombar and McLane Hansen also had 3 hits on the night too with each scoring a run and Crombar adding 3 rbis. Other t-birds with hits on the night included Bo Vaculik, Bodie Wilson (3 walks and 4 runs scored), Nathan Larmon and Brad Petty.

The Thunderbirds start a tough stretch of games with 4 of the next 5 against Modoc and the Cardinals.


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