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Posted by Thunderbirds on Jun 11 2020 at 11:52AM PDT in 2020 NTABL 35+ Veterans League

The NTX Thunderbirds opened the season with new uniforms Wednesday night in Plano against an old foe in grand fashion, topping the Cardinals 11-8 to kick off the Covid delayed 2020 campaign.

The bats were definitely ready to get to work with the team racking up 11 runs on 14 hits from 8 different players including a 5 spot in the top of the 1st inning.
John Menth led the charge going 3 for 3 with 2 singles and 3 runs scored, while Brad Bode was 2 for 3 with a triple and 4 rbis. Brian Synatzske and Bo Vaculik also had 2 hits on the night. Other Tbirds collecting hits on the night were Brent Smerczynski, Don Massoud, Rob Carroll and Ron Short.

Smerczynski got the opening night start for the Thunderbirds on the mound going 5 innings and while striking out 6 Cardinals to pick up his first win of the season. Jared Derusha and Menth relieved Smerczynski in the last inning with Menth striking out the final batter of the game to earn his first save of the season.

Your Thunderbirds are off next week but return to action June 25 at First Baptist Academy in Dallas against the Knights


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