Thunderbirds top Spirits 6-2
A balanced attack at the plate and a dominant performance on the mound led the NTX Thunderbirds to a 6-2 victory over the Spirits Thursday night at Graham Field. The win improves their record to 7-3 and them in 2nd place.
Starter Brent Smerczynski was almost unhittable on the night tossing a complete game gem scattering 3 hits and racking up 8 Spirit strikeouts on the night. Smerczynski struck out the side in the first inning and sat the Spirits down 1-2-3 in all but 3 innings. The win improves his record to 6-2 on the year.
The offense was again impressive with 10 birds collecting hits on the night. Brad Bode got 2 singles and a run scored, Rob Carroll had a single, double, 2 runs scored and an RBI, Bo Vaculik had 2 singles, a run scored and 2 RBIs and Don Massoud tallied a single, a ringing triple to right center, a run scored and an RBI. Other T-birds collecting hits include: Brian Synatzske, Smerczynski, Ryan Karonka, Mike Trujillo, Ron Short and Jeff Whanger.
The NTX Thunderbirds begin a stretch of 3 games in 7 days when they face the Cardinals Thursday night for a 7pm contest at First Baptist Academy.