Birds and Modoc tie 3-3
Your NTX Thunderbirds battled all night against an always tough Modoc team Thursday night and ended in a 3-3 tie.
The game was a pitchers duel all evening with both starters matching each other throughout the contest. Brent Smerczynski threw his 2nd complete game of the early season surrendering 2 earned runs on 8 hits while notching 7 strikeouts.
The birds jumped out to an early lead when Bo Vaculik led the game off with a double and later scored an an John Menth single. Modoc tied the game in the 2nd inning on a single and three passed balls. The two starters traded zeroes until the bottom of the 6th when Rob Carrol reached on a 1-out single, stole second and was driven in on Menth’s 2nd hit of the night. He would later score on a Sean House line drive single to right center.
The resilient Modoc squad battle back to tie the game in the 7th on a 2 out , 2 run single and that’s where it ended.
Other thunderbirds collecting hits on the night included Dustin Harrison, Ryan Karonka and Jody Nicewonger.
The Thunderbirds return to action next Thursday for an 8:45pm contest against the Dallas Mustangs at Reverchon Park.