Thunderbirds slay Knights 9-5

Posted by Thunderbirds on Aug 14 2020 at 08:08AM PDT in 2020 NTABL 35+ Veterans League

Your NTX Thunderdirds held off a mid-game rally and used some late offense to down the Knights Thursday night 9-5 at First Baptist Academy in Dallas.

While every Thunderbird got at least one hit on the night, the offense was led by Brent Smerczynski, Don Massoud and Ryan Karonka who each collected 2 hits, scored at least once and drove in an run. Other Tbirds collecting hits on the night included: Rob Carroll, John Menth, Fabian Mendive, Bo Vaculik, Mike Trujillo, Jody Nicewonger and Jared Derusha.

Smerczynski picked up the win in relief for the Tbirds coming in the 4th and finishing out the game giving up 1 unearned run on 3 hits and striking out 3. The win improves his record to 5-2 on the year. DeRusha started on the mound going the first 3 innings while only giving up 2 hits and striking out 2.

Your NTX Thunderbirds take their 6-3 record and return to action next Thursday at Graham Field/Prestonwood for a contest against the Spirits at 8:45pm.


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