The Brazos Valley Bombers waited until the eighth inning to provide the fireworks on Cashback Tuesday, as they scored four runs to rally for the 5-3 victory over the expansion Victoria Generals.
The Bombers got good pitching performances from Travis Smith and Garrett Fanchier, but struggled to get runs across the plate and trailed 3-1 heading into the eighth inning. The Bombers came up in a big way in the inning, as they loaded the bases with only one out for Danny Hernandez. Hernandez delivered with a drive off the left field wall, which scored Joe Craven and Joaquin Hinojosa to tie the game.
To try to stem the tide, the Generals put in Garrett Steward to pitch, but Casey Dykes drove the second pitch to the right field gap for another double, scoring Brett Parsons and Hernandez to put the Bombers in the lead. Hinojosa, who hit 1-for-3 from the plate, came in for the ninth inning to try to collect the save. He was nothing short of brilliant, as he struck out the first two hitters before getting Tyler King to line out to center field to end the game.
The Bombers improved to 5-4 on the season with the win and will look to make it two in a row against the 7-2 Generals tomorrow on Margaritaville Wednesday. Fans will have the opportunity to enjoy $2 Margaritas and Landshark Beer all night.
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